Mississippi Conference Lay Speaking Ministries will sponsor three Leadership Schools in 2007. The first is coming up March 16-17 at Camp Wesley Pines in Gallman.
Richard Henley, East Jackson District director of Lay Speaking, will teach the Basic Lay Speaking course. Three advanced courses will be offered:
Other schools will be Aug. 10-11 at Wood Institute in Mathiston and Oct. 5-6 at Camp Lake Stephens in Oxford. At each school, the basic course and three advanced courses will be offered.
Registration forms are available from the district office. Contact the conference office, 601-354-0515. Fees are $75 if you need lodging or $55 for commuters. Meals and textbooks are included in the fee. Pre-registration deadline is two weeks prior to each school. On-site registration fees increase to $100 and $80, respectively, and must be paid with cash or money order.
Completing the basic course is necessary to be a local church lay speaker. Certified lay speakers must complete the basic course and one advanced course, then complete an advanced course every three years to maintain certification.