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Lay Ministry Graduates

July 20, 2016

One of our Iowa Conference priorities is equipping lay persons to disciple others and transform the world. The Iowa School for Lay Ministry is an intensive three-year program that focuses on just that, developing lay leadership to enhance the ministries of our local churches in service to our communities.slm

This year at our 2016 Annual Conference we recognized three graduates from the school who live and serve in the Southeast District. Andy Buske is a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Davenport. Lindsey Ford is from Oakville, and David Wittmann resides in Columbus City.

Classes are held on four weekends each year, covering a wide range of ministry topics from United Methodist history to evangelism in the 21st century—and much more. Students may attend classes at one of three of our United Methodist-related colleges in Iowa. Cornell College, Simpson College, and Morningside College all offer courses for our lay people with varied schedules to accommodate the different needs of students.

District funds are available for scholarships of up to $200 per year per student to defray the costs of tuition, travel, and housing for participants. We congratulate this year’s graduating class and pray God’s blessing upon their continuing service to Jesus Christ through the United Methodist Church.

 

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