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, 25, and July 2, 2017.  All dates 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 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 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)
COMPLETED.

 

Spoon River District

Date:  Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, 2017
COMPLETED.

 

Vermilion River District

Dates:  Sundays, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 & Apr. 2, 2017
COMPLETED.