Bold plus asterisk (*) indicates course is required to become a Lay Speaker. Click on 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.
August 26: Sound District: 8:30 – 4:30. Trinity UMC, New Bern. Living Our Beliefs (UM History)*
September 9: Beacon District: 9:00 – 5:00. Wesley Memorial, Columbia. Leading Worship*
September 16 – Beacon District: 9:00 – 5:00, Mt. Olivet, Manteo. Afire with God (Stewardship) and Discover Your Spiritual Gifts*
September 16 – Capital District: 8:30 – 5:00, Saulston UMC, Goldsboro/ Basic Course and Life Together in the UM Connection* (Polity)
September 23 – Corridor District: 8:00 – 5:00. Resurrection UMC, Durham. Accountable Discipleship and Life Together in the UM Connection (Polity)*
September 25 – October 6: Online. The Church and People with Disabilities (Registration opens September 11 and closes September 20)
October 14 – Beacon District: 9:00 – 5:00, Edenton UMC. Accountable Discipleship and Leading in Prayer*
October 21 – Fairway District: 9:00 – 5:00, Southern Pines UMC. Basic Course, Life Together in the UM Connection (Polity)*, Dancing with Words
October 28 – Capital District: 8:30 – 5:00, Wilson Temple UMC, Raleigh. Basic Course, Leading Worship*, Lay Pastoral Care Giving
October 28 – Heritage District: 8:30 – 4:00, St. Paul UMC, Rocky Mount. Basic Course, Preaching*, Life Together in the UM Connection (Polity)*
November 4 – Sound District: 8:30 – 4:30. Ann Street, Beaufort. Life Together in the UM Connection (Polity)*