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Laity Convocation 2023

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February 11, 2023    9:00 am  - 12: 30pm

Online & 3 in-person options:

  • Barrington UMC - 98 Algonquin Rd., Barrington, IL
  • Disciples UMC - 102 Maple Avenue, Mount Morris, IL
  • LOCATION CHANGE - Faith UMC - 15101 South 80th Avenue, Orland Park, IL

Cost $15

Watch the Recording Here

Download the Laity Convocation Booklet

Guest Speaker: David Teel - Director of Laity & Leadership at Discipleship Ministries

Also highlighting 4 churches in Active Community Ministry

During breakout sessions, participants will share stories of community ministries and discuss ways to become involved beyond the church.

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DAVID TEEL, Director of Laity and Leadership at Discipleship Ministries, is a writer, editor, and Christian educator in Nashville, Tennessee. A graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School, he served United Methodist Churches for 15 years before joining Abingdon Press as the Covenant Bible Study project manager and senior academic book editor. David also served on the board of the Vanderbilt Wesley Foundation. He is enthusiastic about creatively equipping lay leaders for engaged ministry within and beyond the local church. David is driven by a passion for intentional and relational discipleship. His vocation as a Christian educator is expressed in a longing to help all people connect with sacred power by interpreting the significance of faith for everyday life.  A fan of the Tennessee  Titans, eclectic Spotify playlists, and indie filmmaking, David is married to Alecia Krisle Teel and has two daughters, Anastasia and Eliana.

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