Everyone is welcomed to participate in this new LACE schedule. Lay speakers who have not participated in training in the past three years are especially encouraged to enroll to renew your lay speaking certification.
Lay Academy for Church Excellence
A time of leadership development to equip United Methodists to become the leaders that God has called us to be.
First Module: Listen
July 18, 2015
9 AM – 3 PM
145 W. Main St.
Taylorsville, KY 40071
Rev. Judy Ransbottom-Stallons,
Rev. Dr. Bryan Langlands, and José Baeza
For more information, contact Abbi Blosser
at 502-875-2607 or firstname.lastname@example.org
9:00 AM Registration
9:15-9:30 AM Welcome and Devotion
9:30-11:00 AM Keynote
11:15-12:30 PM Morning Workshops
12:30-1:15 PM Lunch
1:15-2:30 PM Afternoon Workshops
2:30-3:00 PM Prayer and Holy Communion
July 18 – Taylorsville UMC
Keynote - Rev. Judy Ransbottom-Stallons on "Exploring Your Spiritual Calling"
Workshop - The Life of Prayer with Jose Baeza
Workshop - Leading for Change with Rev. Dr. Bryan Langland
August 15 – Rockbridge UMC
Keynote - District Superintendent Rev. Paul Fryman on "Who We Are as United Methodists"
Workshop - Church and Society with Kenya Cummings
Workshop - Pastoral Care with Rev. Lori Casey
September 19 - Saint Mark UMC (Campbellsville)
Keynote – Panel Discussion on Missions
Workshop: Communications with Shannon Blosser (Both Tracks)
Workshops: Crafting a Message with Willard Knipp (Basic Lay Servant Track) OR Evangelism with Chad Brandt (Servant Leader Track)
October 17 - New Castle UMC
Keynote – Rev. Sean Ryan on "Discovering the Holy Sacraments"
Workshop: Becoming a Disciple with Rhoda Raglin (Both Tracks)
Workshops: Teaching the Word with Marcia Woodyard (Basic Lay Servant Track) OR Stewardship with Leslie Williams (Servant Leader Track)
November 21 - Lawrenceburg UMC
Keynote - Rev. Ron Crandall on "Abiding in Christ"
Workshops: Lay speaking talks; Beginning and Ending Appointments with Rev. Jack Brewer (ideas/guidelines for laity and clergy); Trustees (leader TBA); Leadership with R. B. Brown; Talk back Session on “Abiding in Christ” with Ron Crandall
Workshops: Lay Leaders with Mary Alice Berry; Finance with Steve Coleman and Rev. Donna Aros; Leadership with R. B. Brown; Children's Ministry with Jill
2015 LACE Registration Form
Cost is $10.00 per Module or $40 for all five. Make checks payable to: Frankfort District UMC.
Return registration form and payment to:
949 Louisville Rd., Suite,C,
Please bring a love offering/donation to cover the cost of lunch.