On the 4 – 5 October Piula hosted the first ever Seminary for Methodist Lay Preachers in the course of two days. It was opened by a service that was led by the Methodist Church President Revd. Faulalo Leti.
The purpose of the Seminar was for Lay Preachers to be educated, trained in the fields of Biblical Studies,Church History, Ministry, Theology and Homiletic Practices. These sessions were led by Piula Staff, the Principal and one of students in the BD Honours Program, Numia Tauauvea.