Laity Unleashed is an intensive experience for the lay person who yearns to live out God’s call in an extraordinary way. It is designed to facilitate the discovery of that powerful place where spiritual gifts and the needs of the world intersect. Laity Unleashed is about helping each participant discern, acknowledge and follow God’s call.
I have this life
I acknowledge that our creator has given each of us the precious gift of life.
I have this Christ
I feel boundless gratitude that our savior gave his life so that our lives might be everlasting.
What’s my plan?
I want to use my life in a way that will extravagantly glorify God.
Laity Unleashed is an 11-week study built around clergy- and lay-led weekly sessions committed to enabling each participant to find his or her highest calling. Reading and other assignments outside class will be integral to the experience. Participants will find enlightenment and motivation through an in-depth look at both scripture and our Wesleyan heritage. They will be empowered through a variety of self-discovery and skill development activities.
As importantly as what it is, Laity Unleashed is not a method of training church committee chairs or conference delegates. The goal of Laity Unleashed is to move the lay person beyond the structure of the church and encourage each one to take God’s love boldly into the world.
If you feel the need to contribute to God’s kingdom in a more meaningful way, but don’t feel called to ordained ministry, Laity Unleashed could be the answer for you.
Anyone interested can contact one of our team members:
Lay Leadership Development Team
We are piloting a new format of Laity Unleashed. It will be three weekend retreats, Saturday noon through Sunday lunch, at Camp Allen.
The dates are August 29-30, 2015 September 26-27, 2015 and Oct. 24-25, 2015.
The January 2015 class of Laity Unleashed includes:
Terry Bessard Windsor Village UMC
Jamie Block Magnolia UMC
Grace Butler Jones Memorial
Bret Dyer Christ Church Sugar Land
Sedonia Finstad Memorial Drive UMC
Horacha Jones Windsor Village UMC
Tandelyn Weaver Windsor Village UMC
Christine Schoots Christ Way Community Church
David Jones Bering MemorialUMC
Roy Hollis Bering Memorial UMC
Bridget Cunningham Holy Covenant UMC
Eleanor Colvin St. Mark's UMC
Antwoine Phillips Calvary UMC
Calvin Washington Calvary UMC
Rhonda Miller Trinity East UMC
Sherry Cameron Calvary UMC