“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
Dates: Saturdays, Oct. 15, 22, and 29, 2016.
Embarras River District
Dates: Saturday, Nov. 5 and Nov. 12, 2016 All Saturdays required.
Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Illinois River District
Dates: Saturdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 2016. All Saturdays are required.
Iroquois River District
Dates: Saturdays, Feb. 27 & Mar. 5, 2016. Both Saturdays are required.
Kaskaskia River District
Dates: Sundays, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, and Nov. 13, 2016 (All Sundays required)
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
Dates: Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016
Spoon River District
Dates: Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5
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