Learn to net disciples at Laity Academy


August 2 – August 4  at Eastern University

When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch… “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” –Luke 5:4,10b  

The 2019 EPA Conference Laity Academy welcomes registrants to Eastern University’s scenic campus on Friday to Sunday, August 2-4, for an exciting weekend of classes, fellowship, worship, entertainment and hospitality. Learn to Gather Disciples and Grow your Ministries. 

Are you prepared to navigate the deep waters? Our lives and ministries are constantly bombarded by the waves that distract us from our commitment to Christ.  When you are asked to Cast Your Net and fish for Disciples, do you know where to start? Do you know what to say? Come join us at the 2019 EPA  Conference Laity Academy for an exciting weekend of classes, fellowship, worship, entertainment, food and service. Learn how you can Gather Disciples and Grow your Ministries.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact Rick Wrisley, Laity Academy Dean, at rickwrisley@verizon.netWe recommend you download the following planning guide for a handy resource explaining the registration process, all courses, and more!

Download the planning guide


The cost of the 2018 Academy is $110. There will be an additional $5 for the BASIC course, and an additional $10 for Making Every Prayer Count. These additional fees will cover the cost of needed materials.

More Information:

Dorm Rooms:

This year, you have the option to register for a dorm room at Eastern University for an additional cost:

  • $75 /person if 3 or 4 in room
  • $85 /person if double occupancy
  • $100 /person for single occupant