Laity to learn church leadership skills, Jan. 19

The West District welcomes all to attend Equipping Church Leaders, a laity training event Jan. 19, from 8:30 to 11:30 AM. The location is Faith UMC in Manheim Township, 1290 Fruitville Pike (enter from Koser Road), in Lititz, Pa.  The contingency snow date will be Jan. 26.

The three-hour Saturday morning event is free. But registration is required and advance registration by Jan. 7 is strongly recommended. Walk-ins will be admitted as space permits.

Planned workshops will cover the following areas: Church Council; Evangelism; Finance; Marketing, Web Design, and Social Media; Missions and Service Projects; Trustees; Stewardship; and Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committees.

All laity serving on church committees in 2019 (and also pastors) are invited to this training to get equipped for their responsibilities. Expert workshop leaders will cover the basics for people newly elected and fresh tips and practical insights for more experienced leaders.

Onsite registration, a light breakfast and fellowship time will happen from 8:30 to 9 AM, followed by the training agenda, which will conclude with a Q&A panel discussion from 11 to 11:30. Questions? Contact the Rev. Jason Perkowski at (717) 333-9238 or

Register today!