2017 Academy for Laity


  • Please identify your 1st and 2nd choice options for classes. We will make every effort to register you for your 1st choice in courses; however, there are times when a course may already be filled or a class needs to be cancelled
  • Please ensure that a phone number is provided in case our registrar needs to discuss your course selections in person. This number will not be distributed.


  • Registration fee per person: $90
  • Cost applies to all courses except BASIC
  • Cost includes all meals: Friday night snack; Saturday: cooked breakfast, deli-style lunch, formal dinner; Sunday: continental breakfast; beverage service throughout weekend
  • Cost DOES NOT include hotel accommodations

BASIC Course

  • Registration fee per person: $95
  • The additional $5 covers required course materials
  • Basic Course Manuals will be mailed to the registrants prior to the start of the Academy.
  • The BASIC course requires a letter of Recommendation which must be signed by your pastor and submitted with your registration.
  • Download The Basic Course Letter of Recommendation Form here: christservantministries.net/Initial.Application.Form.2016.pdf
  • Scholarships are available for full or partial coverage of the registration fee
    Scholarship forms must be completed and submitted with the paper registration form. We cannot process scholarship forms along with the online registration
  • Please ensure all Application for Scholarship forms have been signed by your pastor.
Register by mail:

(Scholarship Applications can only be accepted with a mail-in registration)


  • Hotel Reservations are the responsibility of each participant.

The Academy planning team has arranged discounts at two local hotels

The Comfort Inn - 40 rooms on hold
$119 per night – mention United Methodist Laity Academy to get discounted rate
Each room has 2 Queen Beds and can accommodate 4 people
Continental breakfast is available
Address: 99 Robinson Street, Pottstown, PA, 19464
Phone: (610) 326-5000 Fax: (610) 970-7230

Motel 6 - 30 rooms on hold
$70 per night – mention United Methodist Laity Academy to get discounted rate
Each room can accommodate 2 people
Address: 78 Robinson Street, Pottstown, PA, 19464
Phone: (610) 819-1288

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