Basic Course

“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 (2017) (pdf)

 

Cache River District

 

Embarras River District

 

Illinois River District

#1
Dates: Sundays June 4, 11, 23, and July 2, 2017.  All dates are required.
Time: 1:30-5:30 PM
Location: East Peoria First UMC, 154 E. Washington St., East Peoria, IL 61611
Cost $40.00 (includes textbook and materials)
Registration Deadline: May 15, 2017
Instructors: Members of the District Committee on Lay Servant Ministry
Contact person: Lynn Heisel, 309-231-6290; lheisel@mtco.com

#2
Dates: Saturdays, Sept. 9 and 16, 2017.  Both dates are required.
Time: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Location: East Peoria First UMC, 154 E. Washington St., East Peoria, IL 61611
Cost: $40.00 (includes textbook and meals)
Registration deadline: Aug. 18, 2017
Instructors: Members of the District Committee on Lay Servant Ministry
Contact person: Lynn Heisel, 309-231-6290; lheisel@mtco.com

 

Iroquois River District

Dates: Saturdays, Feb. 25 and Mar. 11, 2017. Both Saturdays are required.
Completed.

 

Kaskaskia River District

 

LaMoine River District

Dates:  Saturday, Feb. 25, Mar. 11 and 25, 2017  
Completed.

 

Mississippi River District

Date(s):  Saturdays, Mar. 4 and 11, 2017 (both Saturdays required)
Completed.

 

Sangamon River District

Date(s):   Apr. 22 and 29, 2017 (both Saturdays required)
Time:  8:00 AM–5:00 PM, both days
Location(s): Apr. 22 at Argenta UMC, 520 W. Elm, Argenta, IL 62501, 217-795-4722
                    Apr. 29 at Sugar Creek UMC, 1022 New City Road, Chatham, IL 62629, 217-483-2270
Cost:  $30
Registration Deadline: Apr. 15, 2017
Required Text: Lay Servant Ministries: Basic Course Participant’s Book by Sandy Jackson (ISBN 978-0-88177-626-3). Individuals are expected to purchase, read and complete this text prior to the first class.  Available through Cokesbury, Amazon, and Upper Room (also available as ePub).
Instructor(s): TBA
Contact:  Bobbi Blackardfloyd.bobbi.blackard@gmail.com or 217-825-7303
Registration: Advanced registration is required.  Register at http://www.igrc.org/forms?topic=Sangamon%20River, choose BASIC class form for Apr. 22 & 29, 2017.

 

Spoon River District

Date:  Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time:  Friday 6:00-9:00 PM;  Saturday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Location:  Galesburg First UMC, 120 N. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL 61401, 309-342-3197
Cost:  $40 (make checks payable to IGRC)
Registration Deadline:  Apr. 1, 2017
Instructor:  John Knueppel
Contact:  Lisa Unger (309) 335-2048 or clunger962@comcast.net

 

Vermilion River District

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
Registration Deadline:
Instructor(s): TBA
Contact:  Linda Michel  lindabmichel@earthlink.net