The purpose of LEADERSHIP UMC (LUMC) is to equip emerging laity leadership from throughout the annual conference for service in mission and ministry within the local church, district and conference. This purpose will be accomplished by the Conference Board of Laity through a series of training events and workshops held annually for selected individuals who have been identified by the local church and are selected by the district board of laity in consultation with the district superintendent, and approved by the LUMC Executive Committee.
Conference Board of Laity’s objectives for Leadership UMC are to:
1. Identify, recruit and train laity interested in church leadership,
2. Insure that the identification, recruitment and training be age, gender and ethnic inclusive,
3. Assist participants to develop leadership skills and to grow spiritually through workshop instruction, class participation, partnership dynamics and small group projects,
4. Provide opportunity for participants’ interaction in preparation and research on small group project in addition to workshop setting,
5. Mentor program graduate
Leadership UMC II is an Advanced Course for lay and clergy in both long and short term mission engagement. The course is designed to: