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Shinya Goto
District Superintendent
Shinya Goto

Cindy Buna
Administrative Assistant for Bay, Los Rios and Great Northern Districts
Cindy Buna

(916) 374-1502
1350 Halyard Drive
West Sacramento, California 95691

Lay Planter Training: How to Launch New Ministries in Your Church

Lay Planter Training: How to Launch New Ministries in Your Church
Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

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Churches across the annual conference are continuing to find faithful ways to be God’s people even in a pandemic. With potential vaccines just around the corner and the possibility of returning to our in-person gatherings in 2021, now is the time to dream God’s dream for the church. What new ministries can emerge as the pandemic begins to ease? How might this be an opportunity to launch a new ministry to grow the church and serve our world?

The Lay Planter Training is designed to help LAYPEOPLE vision, plan, and launch new ministries. The six-month online course can be structured at any pace. You will discover how to innovate, launch, and lead new ministries. The training is designed to serve any of these needs:

  • Launching new ministries in an existing local church. These new ministries can serve those already in the community of faith and/or those in communities surrounding our churches.
  • Participating in a leadership team of a new church being launched around our annual conference. If you are part of new church leadership team, this training will help you support and encourage your new congregation.
  • Certified Lay Ministers (CLM) seeking advanced training or to become a Lay Planting Specialist. 

Join us for our information and orientation session on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. We will be join by the staff of Discipleship Ministries for a short one-hour session to explain the program and answer questions. For more information contact TaniQua Lightsy at

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.