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

Please join us as we hold intro and advanced LSM courses online in the Arkansas Conference during this time of social distancing. You must attend all weeks for course credit. You will need a computer, tablet, iPad or phone with the capability to send and receive an audio/video connection over the Internet.

Course Options This Fall

Beginning Date Session Time # of sessions Course
September 23, 2020 7-9:30pm 4 sessions (on Wednesdays) Intro to Lay Servant Ministries (Basic) – ISBN 978-0-88177-626-3
September 23, 2020 10am-12pm 5 sessions (on Wednesdays) See All The People
September 23, 2020 10am-12pm 5 sessions (on Wednesdays) Start Here – Teaching Adults – ISBN 978-0-88177-303-3
September 26, 2020 10am-noon 5 sessions (on Saturdays) UM Polity – The Method of our Mission – ISBN 978-1-4267-6717-3
September 29, 2020 8-9:30pm 6 sessions (on Tuesdays) Intro to Lay Servant Ministries (Basic) – ISBN 978-0-88177-626-3
October 1, 2020 6:30-8:30pm 5 sessions (on Thursdays) UM Polity – The Method of our Mission – ISBN 978-1-4267-6717-3
October 1, 2020 4-5pm 5 sessions (on Sundays) Preaching – From Your Heart to Theirs – ISBN 978-0-88177-626-3 (does require 1 hr/week video to be watched prior to class session for discussion. All 10 hrs must be completed for credit.)
October 6, 2020 6-8pm 5 sessions (on Tuesdays) Preaching – From Your Heart to Theirs – ISBN 978-0-88177-626-3

You can sign up by clicking 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.