Lay Academy for Church Excellence
The Bluegrass District Lay Academy for Church Excellence (LACE) is a series of keynotes and workshops designed to help train leaders and pastors to guide our churches in making disciples of Jesus Christ in their church and community.
Colleen Davis is the Bluegrass District Lay Leader and runs the LACE Program. If you need to reach her, especially on a LACE Saturday for directions or assistance, please call 859-619-4659.
The cost is $10 per day, or $40 for all five Saturdays.
Laity who complete the Lay Servant Track will become Local Lay Servants in their church.
Local Lay Servants who return to take the Leadership Track will become District Certified Lay Servants.
This year, in 2017, we are launching a new third track!
Certified Lay Servants who complete the Discipleship Track will become Certified Lay Speakers.
Laity and clergy are also welcome to join us for any days and workshops that catch their interest!
July 15 - Bardstown UMC
Keynote: Exploring Your Call by John Crissman
Lay Servant Workshops: Spiritual Gifts by Rev. Deb Massengale
Listening to Love by Sharon Alexander
Leadership Workshops: Personal Discipleship by Rev. Mike Voigts
Telling Your Story by Lew Nicholls
August 19 - Danville Centenary UMC
Keynote: Missions: KY UM Children’s Home with Rev. Randy Coy
Lay Servant Workshops: Teaching by Clyde Tharp
Your Gifts and Evangelism by Rev. Deb Massengale
Leadership Workshops: Service with Jordan Knipp
Social Principles by Rev. Anthony Everett
September 16 - Shelbyville Centenary UMC
Keynote: United Methodist History and Theology by Rev. Paul Fryman
Lay Servant Workshops: Fresh Expressions by Rev. Tony Franklin
Preaching by Rev. Willard Knipp
Leadership Workshops: Stewardship by Rev. Lisa May
Church Health/Mission Insite by Colleen Davis
and Rev. Tony Franklin
October 21 - Campbellsville First UMC
Keynote: Sacraments by Bishop Leonard Fairley
Lay Servant Workshops: Leading Worship by Rev. Sean Ryan
Prayer by Pastor Rhoda Raglin
Leadership Workshops: Pastoral Care by Dr. Steve Stratton
Conflict Management by Roxie Bennett
November 18 - Georgetown First UMC
Keynote: Leadership by Rev. James Williams
Morning Workshops: Leadership; Trustees; PPR; Communication and Social Media
Afternoon Workshops: Lay Leader/Lay Member to Annual Conference; Finance