Who we are
- The purpose of the Board of Laity is to prepare and encourage all people in a life of Christian discipleship.
- We will work to Provide support and direction for the ministry of the Laity on the Local, District and Conference levels and to promote the observation of Laity Sunday.
- Be a Connection between the Conference, District, and Local Church.
- Focus on Building Relationship with District and Local Church Leaders.
- Provide for the Training of Local Church Leaders, Local Church Lay Leaders, and Lay Members of the Annual Conference.
- Develop and Promote Stewardship of Time, Talent, and Possessions Click to read the 2017 Laity Address l> Click below for photos or your Board of Laity:
- Bishops Keynote
- No Matter the Height They Are Precious in His Sight!
- Send Me Lord!
- The Beauty of Diversity
- WWJWD What Would John Wesley Do?
- CSD Lay Academy- Fall 2017 (day 1)
- CNW Lay Servant Refresher Academy 2017
- CSD Lay Academy- Fall 2017 (day 2)
- Rockford Fall Lay Academy
Laity Convocation 2017
Laity Convocation 2015 Presentations
Over 150 laity and clergy gathered at Barrington UMC on Saturday, February 17 for Laity Convocation 2017. This was a different Laity Convocation. We shortened the day and were together from 9 am to 12:30 pm. We started with an interactive and participatory Bible study led by our Bishop and then went into small group (less…
These were my remarks at the clergy session of annual conference, Sunday, June 5, 2016. I offer them for all as my reflections on General Conference. We gather in this clergy session and at this annual conference following a very tumultuous General Conference. I struggle with just what to say. I’m going to start with…
By Arnold Rivera Over the last four years we’ve celebrated the overall quadrennial theme, “Who is my neighbor?” and over Annual Conference we highlighted the theme of, “Walk by Faith.” I would like to share some thoughts on what I believe we need to do as we continue to walk together on this journey, and…