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.
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 21 - Lawrenceburg UMC
Keynote: Exploring A Call/Spiritual Gifts by Bishop Leonard Fairley
Lay Servant Workshops: How to Preach the Word by Rev. Allen Gibson
How to Teach the Word by Deborah Hitt
Leadership Workshops: Are You a Foot or a Hand? by Rev. Tonya Kenner
Church Health by Rev. Wallace Votaw
August 18 - Shelbyville Centenary UMC
Keynote: Missions by Pastor Judy Noel
Lay Servant Workshops: Fresh Expressions and Your Church by Rev. Tony Franklin Social Principles by Rev. Sylvia Baker-Noren
Leadership Workshops: How Do We Serve Others?
l3 - Leading, Loving, and Learning
September 15 - Lebanon UMC
Keynote: United Methodist History and Theology by Rev. Tim Thompson
Lay Servant Workshops: Communications by Rev. Shannon Blosser
Priorities of the Conference
Leadership Workshops: Personal Discipleship by Rev. Chris Howlett
Parables and Talents: How to Use what God Gave You
by Rev. Bryan Langlands
October 20 - St. Mark UMC
Keynote: Sacraments by Rev. Mark Gibbons
Both Tracks Workshops: Worship by Scott Heersche
November 17 - Frankfort First UMC
Keynote: Leadership by Rev. Owen Dolin
Morning Workshops: Pastoral Care; Finance; Lay Leader
Afternoon Workshops: Safe Sanctuaries; Trustees; PPR/SPRC