Are you looking for a way to develop leadership within your congregation or within yourself? Let Lay Academy help you! Starting this year we are offering the opportunity for anyone in the conference to attend one or more sessions of Lay Leadership Skills Year 3 of Lay Academy—without any prerequisites.
We know that not everyone can set aside the time and resources to attend a full year or multiple years of Lay Academy, but this doesn’t mean the opportunity to take one or more sessions would not be appreciated.
Each session costs $40 ($25 for Lay Academy Alumni*), which includes lunch on Saturday. The sessions begin at 7:00 pm on Friday and end at 3:00 pm on Saturday on the weekends listed below, and meet Friday 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Spring Prairie Lutheran Church, N 509 CTY. Rd. C, DeForest, WI. Single Session participants will make their own hotel reservations and purchase the book for the session on their own. Reading assignments and hotel information are provided here.
This is a great opportunity for leaders to hone leadership skills while serving the congregation and wider community in a variety of ways.
The sessions for 2016-2017 are:
September 9-10, 2016 – Effective Leadership in Congregations with Tim Perkins
November 4-5, 2016 – Leadership for Congregation and Community Transformation with Wendy Cooper
January 20-21, 2017 – Family Systems and your Congregation with Cathy Wille
March 3-4, 2017 – A Hidden Wholeness: Exploring the Possibility of an Undivided Life with Winton Boyd
April 28-29, 2017 – Governance and Administration in your Local Church with Melinda Feller
These sessions meet Friday 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Spring Prairie Lutheran Church, N 509 CTY. Rd. C, DeForest, WI 53532
For program questions, contact Tisha Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 846-7880
For registration or logistics questions, contact Nola Risse-Connolly at email@example.com or (608) 846-7880
*Alumni means anyone who has taken two or more years of Lay Academy in the past