What will you learn?

The 2017 Laity Leadership Academy has been designed to provide the tools and skills required for lay leaders, in concert with their clergy leaders, to empower their churches for the challenges of the 21st century.
 
Specifically, the Academy will provide expert assistance and guidance in aiding lay leaders in these critical areas:
  • Creating inspiring worship experiences
  • Creating an evangelism church
  • Creating a social media ministry
  • Creating a vital older adult ministry
  • Create a liturgical/praise dance ministry

Who should attend?

Churches are encouraged to send a team of lay leaders who work together at the Academy in developing an action plan to take back to their church for actual implementation and improvement.

Certified Lay Servants who successfully complete the Laity Leadership Academy and implement the action plan will receive re-certification recognition for Certified Lay Servant.

Program Schedule
7:45 am – 8:15 am | Registration
8:30 am – 9:00 am | Worship
9:15 am – 12:15 pm | Assigned Laity Track
12:15 pm – 1:15 PM | Lunch and Networking
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM | Assigned Laity Track

TRACK 1:
I’M WITH THE BAND: A DAY LONG WORSHIP CLINIC
Facilitator: Eric Drew, Director of Worship
Worship musicians and leaders will go deeper in their understanding of worship, leading worship and musicianship on the worship team. Feel free to bring your instruments. Keyboards, amps and drums will be provided.

TRACK 2:
THE E WORD: CONNECTING WITH YOUR COMMUNITY IN NOT-SO-SCARY WAYS

Facilitator: Trey Wince, Director of New Disciples
Just as bridges and cities go together, churches and communities are linked. Congregations are in a unique place to transform people’s lives as God’s people connect to their communities.

TRACK 3:
CREATING YOUR WEBSITE
Facilitator: Eric Valosin
This track is designed to help your church self-promote programs and attract a targeted web community which will build your overall online presence.

TRACK 4:
BUILDING AN EFFECTIVE CHURCH SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY
Facilitator: Debbie Bruce, George Lagos & Eric Lottes
This track provides an overview of the social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and seven “must haves” to ensure time spent on social media provides engagement with both existing and new church members.

TRACK 5:
VITAL MINISTRIES WITH OLDER ADULTS
Facilitator: Helen Hunter & Arthur Harrell
This track provides an overview of the aging process, including physical, mental, and social changes. Learn strategies to engage in the support for elderly parishioners and families.

TRACK 6:
EXPRESSIVE LITURGICAL AND PRAISE DANCE
Facilitator: Pamela D. Gordy
Liturgical/Praise dance has a purpose of deepening and focusing the worship experience. This track will discuss the history and importance of dance, symbols to look for in choreography and how to prepare for a dance ministry. Come prepared to demonstrate your moves.

Registration
Registration is $50 per person. Space is limited.

Questions? Please contact:

  • Rosa Williams

Resources for this event

The Mission and Resource Center

205 Jumping Brook Rd.
Neptune, NJ 07753