Dates announced for Leadership UMC


      Leadership UMC, a program designed to equip emerging laity leadership for mission and ministry in the local church, will hold a series of training events and workshops. The 2011 dates are Nov. 18-19, and 2012 are Jan. 20-21, March 16-17, and May 18-19.
     Participants are chosen by the District Board of Laity in consultation with the district superintendent and approved by the LUMC executive committee. The program is sponsored by the Conference Board of Laity. All meetings are held at Simpsonwood.
      Anyone interested in participating can contact the district office for an application, which must be submitted by Sept. 15. Chosen applicants will be notified by Oct. 1, and fees will be due Oct. 15. Cost for the four weekends is $400. Each participant is asked to pay $100, the participants' local congregation will pay $150 and the district will pay $150.
      Pastors should encourage emerging leaders within their churches to apply. For more information, check the Board of Laity page at