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Lake South Leadership Training 2024

Location: Oak Lawn: First UMC (10000 Central Avenue, Oak Lawn, Il.) 


Lake South Leadership Training 2024

Saturday, January 20
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Oak Lawn: First UMC (10000 Central Avenue, Oak Lawn, Il.) 

Registration Fee: $10 lunch included (Ages 36+) Under 35: Free

Children, Youth and Young Adults Receive Gift Cards for Participating!

Online Registration 


  • 9:00 a.m. Registration, Refreshments
  • 9:30 a.m. Plenary –Plan, Pray, Go
  • 10:30 a.m. Morning Workshops
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m. Afternoon Workshops
  • 2:45 p.m. Wrap Up

Classes:Pick one topic per session

  • Morning Workshops (10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
    • Colors, Crafts and Creativity (Children Ages 0-11) led by Trinida Langdon, Morgan Park UMC
    • Movement, Music and More (Youth Ages 12-18) led by Lazette Saunders, Gorham UMC
    • Vital Congregations/Effective Pastors led by Rev. Jim Bell, Belvidere: First UMC
    • Intentional Discipleship Systems led by Rev. Caleb Hong, Rockford: Christ UMC
    • Hearing the Call to Ministry led by Rev. Beverly Dukes, Lombard: First UMC/ Maywood: Neighborhood UMC
    • Visiting and Care Ministries led by Dr. Michelle Taylor Sanders, Retired Elder
  • Afternoon Workshops (1:15 - 2:45 p.m.)
    • Colors, Crafts and Creativity (Children Ages 0-11) led by Trinida Langdon, Morgan Park UMC
    • Movements, Music and More (Youth Ages 12 – 18) led by Lazette Saunders, Gorham UMC
    • Rap, Rhythm & Rhymes (Young Adults 19-35) led by Rev. Dr. Jacques Conway, Orland Park: Faith UMC
    • Finance Committee led by Barbara Sutton, CCFA, Maple Park UMC
    • Staff Parish Relations Committee led by Rev. Dennis Langdon, Morgan Park/Chicago: Trinity UMC
    • Trustees led by Bob Wood, Lansing: First UMC
    • Lay Servant Ministries led by Dr. Irma Clark, Lake South District Lay Academy Director; Hartzell Memorial
    • Lay Leaders led by Eugene Williams, Conference Lay Leader; South Shore UMC

Questions? Contact Dr. Audrea F. Nanabray,

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