Great Plains 2020 Laity Summit
Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Kearney First UMC
4500 Linden Dr.
Kearney, NE 68847

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An exciting engagement opportunity for all laity. The Laity Summit will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in Kearney, NE. This is for Lay Servant Ministries, any Lay Leadership and for people discerning their call to leadership. It’ll be a one-stop leadership pipeline for church and community leadership…with worship, workshops, childcare, and food! 

Just announced! Our keynote is David C. Teel
He is the Director of Laity and Spiritual Leadership at Discipleship Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee.  A writer, editor, and Christian educator, David is a graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School and served United Methodist Churches for 15 years before joining Abingdon Press as the Covenant Bible Study project manager and senior academic book editor.* David also serves on the board of the Vanderbilt Wesley Foundation. 
Enthusiastic about creatively equipping lay leaders for engaged ministry within and beyond the local church, David is driven by a passion for intentional and relational discipleship. His vocation as a Christian educator is expressed in a longing to help all people connect with sacred power by interpreting the significance of faith for everyday life. Last year he contributed a short piece to the 2018 Fall Yale Reflections Magazine ( A fan of the Tennessee Titans, eclectic Spotify playlists, and indie filmmaking, David is married to Alecia Krisle Teel and has two daughters, Anastasia and Eliana (and a yellow Labrador Retriever named Digby). 
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