Bold plus asterisk (*) indicates course is required to become a Lay Speaker. Click on the district name to find enrollment deadline. For online courses, please note enrollment opening date. Note: enrollment periods end prior to the week of the class so you have enough time to complete the pre-class readings.
FOR ALL COURSES: You must order and read the required text prior to the class.
Please check with your district director for scheduling as many events are being cancelled or postponed due to precautions for dealing with COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
2020 Opportunities (more will be added as they are scheduled)
August 22 and 29 – Fairway District: 9:00 – 1:00 Online/Zoom. Dismantling Racism, Teaching Adults, Called to Preach*
September 19 – Beacon District: 9:00 – 5:00, Kitty Hawk UMC, Kitty Hawk. Basic, Dancing with Words, Discover Your Spiritual Gifts*
September 26 – Sound District: 8:30 – 4:30, Ann Street UMC, Beaufort. Life Together in the United Methodist Connection* (UM Polity)
January 25 – Beacon District: 9:00 – 5:00, First UMC, Elizabeth City. Basic, Conflict Resolution, Embracing Personal Prayer, Living Our United Methodist Beliefs* (UM History)
January 25 – Capital District: 8:00 – 4:30, Buckhorn UMC, Kenly. Basic, Leading Bible Study, Living Our United Methodist Beliefs* (UM History)
February 8 – Harbor District: 9:00 – 5:00, Wesley Chapel, Kenansville, Basic Class.
February 29 – Sound District: 8:30 – 4:30, Hickory Grove UMC, LaGrange. Basic Class, Spiritual Gifts*
March 7 – Corridor District: 7:30 – 5:00, Bethany UMC, Durham. Spiritual Gifts*, Leading Public Prayer*
March 21 – Fairway District: 8:00 – 5:00, St Luke UMC, Sanford. Justice in Everyday Life, Teach Adults, Called to Preach*, Church Sound for the Local Church CANCELLED
March 21 – Sound District: 8:30 – 4:30, Trinity UMC, New Bern. Delivering an Effective Sermon. CANCELLED
March 28 – Heritage District: 9:00 – 5:00, First UMC, Rocky Mount. Basic, Life Together in the United Methodist Connection* (UM Polity), Lay Servants as Christian Transformation Leaders CANCELLED
April 4 – Capital District: 8:00 – 4:00, First UMC, Pine Level. Basic, Public Prayer*, Discover Your Spiritual Gifts* CANCELLED
May 2 – Gateway District: 7:30 – 4:30, Saint Pauls UMC, St. Pauls, NC. Basic, Public Prayer*, Accountable Discipleship CANCELLED
May 16 – Sound District: 8:30 – 4:30, First UMC, Havelock. Lay Servants as Christian Transformation Leaders CANCELLED