The Mission of the South East District is to inspire, challenge, resource, and connect all our congregations in the Broward, Miami Dade, and Monroe County to become healthy, growing, disciple-making congregations. Here you will find all the information you need on things happening in the South East District. Please take a look around!

Lay Servant Ministries

Spring 2019 Lay Servant Classes

Please join us for the Spring 2019 Lay Servant Ministries Training at Christ Church UMC, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Training will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. There is a course fee of $50.00. It includes course materials, light breakfast and lunch on Saturday.

This training is open to all. If you are seeking to receive certification of re-certification credits you must attend all 10 hours of the training. Registration is now open and will run through March 20th, 2019.

We are offering the following courses:

  • Basic Lay Servant 
  • Advanced – Dancing with Words
  • Advanced – Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders

Register today!

If you have any questions please contract Connie Bookholt at cbookholt@nationalgroup.com or call her at 954-440-4187.


South East District DCOM Meetings 2019

These meetings will be held at Plantation UMC

  • Tuesday, February 5  (materials due in UMCARES by January 8)
  • Tuesday, April 8 (materials due in UMCARES by March 11) First Provisional attempt
  • Tuesday, August 20 (materials due in UMCARES by July 23) Second Provisional attempt
  • Tuesday, October 15 (materials due in UMCARES by Sept 17) License Renewals

Missional Vital Signs

Report Due the 10th of Every Month

The purpose of the Missional Vital Signs is to help church leaders increase their congregation’s faithfulness to our biblical mission, “Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” By focusing attention on the five core practices involved in cultivating mature followers of Jesus Christ, Missional Vital Signs helps leaders remain true to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). Fruitfulness in fulfilling our biblical mission. By tracking one measurement for each practice, leaders gain a sense of whether their congregation is becoming more or less effective in carrying out the Great Commission. To access your MVS, please CLICK here.

Conference Events coming soon



As we approach 2019, we want to invite you to put an exciting experience on your calendar. Bishop Carter is asking if your church would join us in setting aside one weekend in May to align your church around God’s mission.
We are building a dynamic, customizable On Mission Together Weekend where you can bring your congregation together to connect with one another, your community, and the mission that we share to make disciples of Jesus for the transformation of the world.
We will provide you with a loose structure, agenda, and content for the experience and you will have the opportunity to tailor it to your context. We envision three movements to the weekend that you can adapt:

Friday – Movement 1: Kick the weekend off with a time of connection. This could be a Love Feast, Concert, or Celebrate Recovery event. It is a time to enjoy one another and celebrate our shared mission.
Saturday – Movement 2: Saturday morning will be a time for missional engagement where participants will serve together in the community. Take some time to rest and reflect in the afternoon and then gather the group for dinner and intentional, courageous conversations.
Sunday – Movement 3: Sunday morning will be a normal Sunday service with a focus on grace, lay testimony, and an invitation to follow Jesus. After church, the On Mission Together Weekend would close with a lunch sharing some of what participants learned and God-sightings. This could also kick off a small-group study or some brainstorming around how the church can continue living out the mission, vision, and mindsets. Click here for attachment.

This note is to get you excited, ask you to save a weekend and let you know more resources and ideas will be coming your way soon. Will you consider joining us? We think this will be a great time to rally together around our passion for Jesus and his mission to the world.
Your next step might be to start conversations with your leadership and begin forming a team who can make this idea a reality. Keep in mind that we will be providing great resources for this event, but you will have freedom and flexibility to adapt it to your context for maximum impact.
Click the “Count Me In” button below to let us know when you are planning on having your On Mission Together Weekend. Let’s do this!



Do No Harm: Mandatory Quadrennial Sexual Ethics Training for ALL appointed clergy, Fall 2019


This training is required even if you have recently attended the Sexual Ethics training at Right Start or are scheduled to do so this coming May.



You may attend a session outside of your appointed district.


For more information and to register please CLICK HERE


Contact Us

The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011