David Bowen, Conference Director of the Alabama-West Florida Conference, and his team are excited to be hosting us this summer for our annual SEJ Lay Servant Ministries Convocation. If you’ve never been, it’s a great time of learning, sharing, and worship. The dates are July 12-14, 2018, at First United Methodist Church in Montgomery, AL. We’d also love to have your District Directors and other Lay Servants from your conference to attend. In addition to the Basic and Advanced LSM classes being offered, the special session for Conference and District Directors allows us to share ideas with each other about how we manage all that we’re now tasked to manage as directors. With all of the changes to the Book of Discipline in the past several years, plus the addition of Certified Lay Minister in some of our conferences, our responsibilities have grown way past the challenges of getting classes scheduled so that our folks can take a class every three years.