IRD Lay Servant Ministry

Lay Servant Ministry courses are open to ALL, whether or not an enrollee applies to serve as a Lay Servant.

Lay Servant Ministries help Christians to claim their spiritual gifts, talents and skills by offering empowering training. This training encourages them to find places to use their God given gifts in ministry while providing them a network of support.

The 2016 General Conference of The United Methodist Church established three categories within the Lay Servant Ministries program (effective January 1, 2017).

  • Certified Lay Servant who serves the local church or charge
  • Certified Lay Speaker who serves by preaching the Word when requested by the pastor, district superintendent, or committee on Lay Servant Ministries
  • Certified Lay Minister who serves as a part of a ministry team with supervision and support of a clergy person                                   

 For more information go to the Lay Servant Ministry main page - http://www.igrc.org/layservant_about

 

Basic Lay Servant Classes

Saturdays, February 25 and March 11, 2017                                                              8:00am-4:00pm                                                                                                                                                                                       Grace Quest UMC (2004 S Philo Rd, Urbana)

These classes are for laity wishing to begin the Lay Servant process.  This course invites you to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership, remaining rooted in consistent spiritual practices, and being part of a group that holds members accountable in discipleship.   It offers guidelines for optimal communication in leadership and presents numerous types of lay servant ministries.

Advanced registration is required.  Registration deadline is Friday, February 17.  Click on the links below to download a Course Description Sheet or to register. 

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Advanced Lay Servant Classes

Saturdays, February 25 and March 11, 2017                                                                 8:00am-7:00pm                                                                                                                                                                                       Grace Quest UMC (2004 S Philo Rd, Urbana)

The district will be offering 2 Advanced courses – “Leading Worship" and “Leading Prayer”. 

Advanced registration is required.  Registration deadline is Friday, February 17.  Click on the links below to download a Course Description Sheet or to register. 

Course Description

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