LACE


Lay Academy of Church Excellence (LACE)

Each of us has a call on our lives. Each of us has been given gifts to be used to build up the church. Connectional Café is designed to help you discover your call and gifts, develop these gifts so you can be sent to do the work God has enabled and equipped you to do.

Connectional Café is providing quality teaching and opportunities for you and others in your church to discover and develop these gifts. The following webinars have been designed for you in mind. There is no cost to the webinar. Each session is an hour long.  You can register for one or all of them.   Just click on the link of the individual webinar and it will take you to the registration page for that session.

If you have wanted to attend LACE (Lay Academy of Church Excellence) in your district, but haven’t had the opportunity, here is your chance. These webinars are based on the LACE curriculum. These will count toward becoming a lay servant.


Previously Recorded Webinars

Understanding the UM Structure with Rev. Mark Gibbons

Previously recorded webinar

Online quiz

How to Minister with Youth Adults with Rev. Renee Jennings

Previously recorded webinar

Online quiz

Fresh Expressions with Rev. Scott Wilson

Previously recorded webinar

Online quiz

Church Health with Rev. Tami Coleman

Previously recorded webinar

Online quiz still to come

Social Principles with Rev. Matt Seel

Previously recorded webinar

Online quiz

Worship with Jonathan Powers

Previously recorded webinar

Online quiz

Personal Discipleship with Rev. Tami Coleman

Previously recorded webinar

Online quiz

Discipleship Know How with Rev. Bryan Langland

Previously recorded webinar

Online quiz

Increasing Your Ministry Footprint with Rev. Derek Robinette

Previously recorded webinar

Online quiz

Best Teaching Practices

Best Teaching Practices – Whether you have been a Sunday school teacher most of your life or whether you have never taught at all, you will learn some of the best teaching practices with Rev. Jim Coleman.

Understanding the Sacraments

Understanding the Sacraments – The United Methodist church recognizes two Sacraments – Baptism and Holy Communion. Explore the deep meaning of these sacraments with Rev. Tami Coleman.

Gifts and Graces for Ministry with Tami Coleman

Gifts and Graces for Ministry – Each of us has a call on our lives. This webinar explored how to discern our calling and included a time of looking at spiritual gifts led by Rev. Tami Coleman.

Who We Are

Another addition to the LACE curriculum is Who We Are presented by Rev. Jean Hawxhurst. There are two parts to this video presentation and there is also a quiz to take after each segment.