WASHINGTON REGION: 2019 AUGUST LAY SERVANT MINISTRIES ACADEMY
BWC Mission Center ~ 11711 E. Market Place, Fulton, MD 20759
Saturday, August 24, 2019 ~ Sunday, August 25, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Join us at the Baltimore-Washington Conference Mission Center for the 2019 August Lay Servant Ministries Academy (formerly known as Discipleship Academy). The duration of each Lay Servant Ministries course is 10 hours. Those registering for a credit-based course must attend for the full 10-hours to receive credit for certification or recertification.
As of 2017, Certified Lay Servants (CLS), Certified Lay Speakers (CLSp) and Certified Lay Ministers (CLM) must have completed the Basic LSM Course and at least one Advanced LSM Course as the minimum requirement for certification. CLS, CLSp, and CLMs are, furthermore, still required to take an Advanced LSM Course for recertification credit every three years. If you have questions about your certification, please contact your District Lay Servant Ministries Director(s).
Download the information flyer for workshop descriptions and a list of faculty for the August LSM Academy. Track your learning and print an application for certification or renewal.
If you have questions about requirements for certification or renewal, please contact you LSM Director:
Central Maryland District Co-Directors of LSM
• Rod Fry ~ email@example.com
• Pam Plummer Matthews ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Greater Washington District Director of LSM
• Carol Travis ~ email@example.com
• Certification Course Registration (Basic or Advanced): $35.00
• Optional Boxed Lunch: $10.00
• All registrations will be online only. We cannot accommodate walk-in registrations.
• To register, go to www.bwcumc.org > Events.
• Registration deadline is Sunday, August 11, 2019.
Required text needs to be purchased prior to class and reading assignments need to be completed prior to attending class. Any assignments by instructors will be emailed to students. The text may be purchased through:
• Cokesbury: www.cokesbury.com or call Customer Service and Ordering 1-800-672-1789. Other bookstores may also have the books you need.
Be sure to keep a copy of the certificate you will receive upon completion of the course. It is required when you submit your annual report at your local church conference.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
PLEASE NOTE: A course may be canceled if registration is lower than five persons. Courses may also be canceled for any reason by the District or the instructor if extenuating circumstances arise. Registrants will be notified of a cancellation as soon as possible. In the event of a cancellation, registrations can be transferred to another course within this academy or a refund will be issued. Should you, the participant, choose to cancel your registration for an active course, please contact the District Administrator prior to August 11, 2019. Refunds for active courses are not available beyond that date.