You may register for the class times/locations that are convenient for you.
2020 Class Dates
Hand Memorial UMC, Pelham
Jan. 17 - 18 (Basic) Register here
Feb. 7 - 8 (Advanced) Register here
Crossroads UMC, Perry
Jan. 31 - Feb. 1 (Basic) Register here
Feb. 21 - 22 (Advanced) Register here
Ellaville UMC, Ellaville
Feb. 21 - 22 (Basic) Register here
Mar. 6 - 7 (Advanced) Register here
McRae UMC, McRae
Feb. 28 - 29 (Basic) Register here
Mar. 20 - 21 (Advanced) Register here
Vidalia First UMC, Vidalia
Oct. 9 - 10 (Basic) Register here
Oct. 23 - 24 (Advanced) Register here
College Place UMC, Brunswick
Oct. 16 - 17 (Basic) Register here
Nov. 6 - 7 (Advanced) Register here
What is a Lay Speaker?
A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and committed to the Scriptures and the doctrine, heritage, organization, and life of The United Methodist Church. A lay speaker has completed the required training courses in lay speaking and has been approved by a district or annual conference committee on lay speaking. Lay speakers serve the local church by witnessing to the Christian faith through spoken communication, church and community leadership, and caregiving ministries. When certified, the lay speaker may conduct services of worship, preach, and lead study sessions as requested by the pastor or the district superintendent.
Schedule of the Day
Friday, 6:30 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm
Registration fee for the class is $25. This fee covers all materials and lunch on Saturday.
(Note: Basic Lay Speaking class must be completed before taking Advanced Class)