INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana United Methodist Conference’s Lay Leadership Team is again offering the opportunity to express thanks and praise God by submitting an original sermon manuscript for judging.

This contest is open to all lay people in the Conference. Following the theme of Indiana’s 2013 Annual Conference, the theme for this year’s manuscript contest is, “How do we develop people to be world changers?”

The winning manuscript will be presented at the laity session on Thursday, June 6. Manuscripts should be no more than 15 minutes in length. Entries will be judged based on creative and original development of the theme, but may be eliminated due to length.

Mail Laity Manuscript entries to Ike Williams, Indiana Conference Co-Lay Leader, 1515 Cool Creek Drive, Carmel, IN 46033 or send email to ike.williams@att.net. The manuscript must be accompanied by a cover sheet or letter that includes the writer’s name, address, phone number, email address, local church name and district.

Please do not include any personally identifying information in the manuscript since it will be assigned a number and judged anonymously.

All entries must be received by Monday, May 6, and the winner will be notified by Wednesday, May 20.

For more information about the contest, please contact Anthony Swinger, Central District Co-Lay Leader, at anthonyswinger@yahoo.com or call him at 317-372-4991.