Training Opportunities by District

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

 

Cache River District

Basic Course

Advanced Course

 

Embarras River District

Basic Course

Advanced Course

 

Illinois River District

Basic Course

#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

Advanced Courses

#1
Title:  Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition
Dates: Saturday, August 5, and Sunday, August 6, 2017
Times: August 5, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM; Sunday, 1:30-5:00 PM
Location: East Peoria First UMC, 154 E. Washington St., East Peoria, IL 61611
Cost: $40.00 (includes textbook and meals)
Registration deadline: July 10, 2017
Instructors:  TBA.
Contact person: Lynn Heisel, 309-231-6290; lheisel@mtco.com

#2
Title: Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century
Dates: Saturday, August 5, and Sunday, August 6, 2017
Times: August 5, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM; Sunday, 1:30-5:00 PM
Location: East Peoria First UMC, 154 E. Washington St., East Peoria, IL 61611
Cost: $40.00 (includes textbook and meals)
Registration deadline: July 10, 2017
Instructors:  TBA.
Contact person: Lynn Heisel, 309-231-6290; lheisel@mtco.com

#3
Title:  Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition
Dates: Saturdays,  Oct. 7 and 14, 2017
Time:  8:30 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: Sept. 15, 2017
Instructors: TBA
Contact:  Lynn Heisel, 309-231-6290; lheisel@mtco.com

#4
Title:  Called to Preach! (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates: Saturdays,  Oct. 7 and 14, 2017
Time:  8:30 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: Sept. 15, 2017
Instructors: TBA
Contact:  Lynn Heisel, 309-231-6290; lheisel@mtco.com

 

Iroquois River District

Basic Course
Dates: Saturdays, Feb. 25 and Mar. 11, 2017. Both Saturdays required.
COMPLETED.

Advanced Courses

#1  
Title:  Spiritual Gifts (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturday, Sept 16, 2017. 
SAVE THE DATE.  Additional information soon.

#2
Title:  Called to Preach! (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. 
SAVE THE DATE.  Additional information soon.

 

Kaskaskia River District

Basic Course

Advanced Courses

#1
Title:  TBA (Preaching) (the course selected will count toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  May 13, 2017
Time:  8:00 AM-6:00 PM (working lunch)
Location:  Flora First UMC, 103 E. 3rd St., Flora, IL 62839
Cost:  $40
Registration Deadline:  May 5, 2017 (space is limited)
Instructor:  Gary Pearce
Contact:  Rose Straeter, roseharp10@gmail.com or 618-204-9081

#2
Title:  Justice in Everyday Life
Date:  May 13, 2017
Time:  8:00 AM-6:00 PM (working lunch)
Location:  Flora First UMC, 103 E. 3rd St., Flora, IL 62839
Cost:  $40
Registration Deadline:  May 5, 2017 
Instructor:  Carol Lakota Eastin
Contact:  Rose Straeter, roseharp10@gmail.com or 618-204-9081

 

LaMoine River District

Basic Course

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

Advanced Courses

#1
Title:  Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (United Methodist Polity) (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  May 6, 2017
COMPLETED.

#2
Title:  You Can Preach! (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  May 6, 2017
COMPLETED.

 

Mississippi River District

Basic Course

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

Advanced Courses

#1
Title:  Discover Your Spiritual Gifts (counts toward the Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates:  Apr. 22 and May 6, 2017.  Both dates required.
COMPLETED.

#2
Title:  Called to Preach! (counts toward the Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates:  Aug. 20, Aug. 27, Sept. 10, Sept. 17, and Sept. 24, 2017.  All dates required.
Time:  2:00-5:00 PM
Location:  Troy United Methodist Church, 407 Edwardsville Rd., Troy, IL 62294; 618-667-6241
Cost:  $30
Registration deadline:  Aug. 13, 2017
Required Text:  From Pew to Pulpit by Clifton F. Guthrie (ISBN 978-0-68706-660-5).   Individuals are expected to purchase, read, and complete prior to first class.  Available through Cokesbury and Amazon.  E-book available.
Instructors:  Donna Massey and Shelley Loring
Contact: Jeremy Volkmar, mrdlayservantministries@gmail.com

 

Sangamon River District

Basic Course

Date(s):   Apr. 22 and 29, 2017. Both Saturdays required.
COMPLETED.

Advanced Courses

#1
Title: Discover Your Spiritual Gifts (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates: Apr. 22 and 23, 2017. Both dates required.
COMPLETED.

#2
Title:  Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (United Methodist Polity) (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates:  Apr. 22 and 23, 2017. Both dates required.
COMPLETED.

#3
Title: You Can Preach!   (Preaching) (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates:  Apr. 22 and 23, 2017.  Both dates required.
COMPLETED.

 

Spoon River District

Basic Course

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

Advanced Course

Title:  Leading Worship (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track) 
Date:  Saturday, Apr. 29, 2017
COMPLETED.

 

Vermilion River District

Basic Course

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

Advanced Course

Title:  Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (Polity)
Dates:  Saturday, Apr. 1 and Sunday, Apr. 2, 2017
COMPLETED.