The Great Plains Conference is making available funding for lay persons wishing to further develop their leadership and/or discipleship skills. These funds are available to any lay person in the Great Plains Conference. The only qualification is that they must not be clergy. Lay servants at all levels are also eligible for this financial support but these scholarships are not to be used for Basic or Advanced LSM courses or CLM training. An example event might be the Leadership Institute offered by the Church of the Resurrection. To apply for the scholarship, complete the application form “Laity Leadership Development Scholarship Application” found at: https://www.greatplainsumc.org/lsmforms
An endowment fund has been established to perpetuate funds for Lay Leadership Development Scholarships beyond the initial grant supported project. Our goal is $100,000 to be placed in an endowment to support scholarships for at least 20 lay persons seeking advanced training.
The endowment will be managed by the Nebraska UMC Foundation. Funds for the scholarships are matched with conference mission shares dollars. Contributions can be made in several ways such as credit card, check, or consider dedication to a long term plan such as $200/year for 5 years which results in a total of $1000.
Contributions are made through the Nebraska Foundation:
Nebraska United Methodist Foundation
100 W. Fletcher Ave, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68521