Lay Ministries

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News and Resources                                            

May 15, 2023
Lay Delegate Elections at AC2023

In order to participate in the upcoming lay elections at the Annual Conference in June, each lay member is expected to bring a device capable of ...

April 03, 2023
Depression:Out of the Darkness and Into the Light

May is Mental Health Awareness month. On May 7, 2023 Matthews UMC is presenting “Depression: Out of the Darkness and Into the Light” featuring Dr. ...

Blog Posts                                            

February 09, 2022
Lessons learned from Bo, Ricky, Coyote and Barbara

By: Brian Mateer, Associate Director of Missional Engagement About ten years ago I was working as a youth leader at First UMC in a small town in ...

February 01, 2022

–Ann Dean, Dayspring Church In the fall before the pandemic hit, I planted a small Leyland cypress tree by the door to the driveway. Evergreen and ...

Laity Training Opportunities                                            

April 26, 2023
Laity Forum

Register now for the next Laity Forum - May 22, 6:30-7:45pm via Zoom. Topic: Loving People

March 29, 2023
Safer Sanctuaries Training Opportunities

Following the release of the new Safer Sanctuaries resource in April, Rev. Dr. Kevin Johnson from Discipleship Ministries will facilitate multiple ...

February 06, 2023
The MOVE Conference

You're invited to a conference Crossnore is hosting in February, inviting church leaders and members to join us to learn about supporting young adults...