“Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course” is the foundational course for individuals wishing to become Certified Lay Servants. But this course can also be used as part of a discipleship plan for anyone in the church to acquaint them with spiritual gifts, calling and responsibilities as followers of Jesus. Training is offered by district committees of Lay Servant Ministries. It is offered in a variety of formats, times and places.
Lay Servant Ministries courses are open to ALL, whether or not an enrollee applies to serve as a Lay Servant.
Tri-fold brochure: The BASIC Course (2016) (pdf)
Cache River District
Embarras River District
Dates: Saturdays, Apr. 16 & 23, 2016. Both Saturdays are required.
Illinois River District
Dates: Saturdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 2016. All Saturdays are required.
Time: Saturday, Oct. 1 and 8, 8:30 A.M. 4:30 P.M; Sat., October 15, 1:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M
Location: East Peoria First UMC, 154 E. Washington St., East Peoria, IL. 61611
Cost: $40.00 (includes textbook, materials, and lunch on Oct. 1 and 8)
Registration deadline: Sept. 15, 2016
Instructors: Dr. Jean Aldag Daniels, Pastor Paul Copeland, Donald Chapman, Donna Boardman, June Tyler, Marti Ogborn, Lynn Heisel
Contact: Lynn Heisel, 506 N. Oregon Ave., Morton, IL 61550, 309-263-4411 (home), 309-231-6290 (cell), email@example.com
Iroquois River District
Dates: Saturdays, Feb. 27 & Mar. 5, 2016. Both Saturdays are required.
Kaskaskia River District
LaMoine River District
Dates: Saturdays, Feb. 13, 27 & Mar. 12, 2016
Dates: Saturdays, Apr. 9, 23 & 30, 2016
Mississippi River District
Dates: Sundays, Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7 & 14, 2016
Sangamon River District
Spoon River District
Dates: Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5
Times: Friday 6:00-9:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Location: Galesburg First UMC, 120 N. Kellogg St.
Registration Deadline: Friday, Sept. 23
Instructor: John Knueppel
Contact: Lisa Unger at firstname.lastname@example.org or (309) 335-2048
Vermilion River District
Dates: Sundays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7 & 14, 2016
Dates: Sundays, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 & Apr. 2, 2017
Time: 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Bradley: Wesley UMC, 500 N. Cleveland Ave.
Cost: $25 per person/$40 per married couple
Contact: Linda Michel email@example.com