Lay Servant Ministries

For general information on our work, see the Lay Servant Ministries section of the United Methodist General Board of Discipleship website. Click here for documents and resources for Lay Servant Ministries.

Director of Arkansas Conference Lay Servant Ministries:
Carole Blanks
(501) 313-7067
carole.blanks@arumc.org

Central District:
John Blanks
(501) 213-5669
john.blanks@arumc.org
Northeast District:
LaDonna Busby
(870) 793-5274
lbusby@arumc.org
Northwest District and Assistant Conference Director of Lay Servant Ministries:
Karen Anderson
(479) 372-3191
karen@hotelfox.com
Southeast District:
Rev. Nan Nelson (Interim Director)
(870) 530-1530
nan.nelson@arumc.org
Southwest District:
Karla Hefty
(870) 267-4161
karlahefty@hotmail.com

Upcoming Training Dates

For all who are waiting to take a Lay Servant Ministries course, we will be doing 4 courses online through Zoom on May 15th from 1-4:30pm and May 16th from 8:30am-12:00pm. We will have the Intro to LSM (Basic), See All the People, Accountable Discipleship, and Biblical Interpretation: A Roadmap. The best part is there is no registration fee! You can sign up by clicking here or through our Facebook event page here. The class sizes are limited. You will need to order your books ASAP, most are available as eBooks. For any questions, please contact carole.blanks@arumc.org.

Due to COVID-19, the following course dates may be changed or moved to an online format:

Friday, June 12, 2020, Mabelvale UMC, 10500 Woodman St, Mabelvale AR 72103
Classes Offered: TBD

Saturday, June 13, 2020, Mabelvale UMC, 10500 Woodman St, Mabelvale AR 72103
Classes Offered: TBD

Friday, July 31, 2020, Asbury UMC, 1700 Napa Valley Dr, Little Rock, AR 72212
Classes Offered: TBD

Saturday, August 1, 2020, Asbury UMC, 1700 Napa Valley Dr, Little Rock, AR 72212
Classes Offered: TBD

Saturday, September 19, 2020, Salem UMC, 1647 Salem Rd, Benton, AR 72019
Classes Offered: TBD