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 (2018) (pdf)

 

Cache River District

 

Embarras River District

 

Illinois River District

#1
Dates:  Saturdays, March 14 and 28, 2020 (both dates required) (jointly sponsored with Spoon River District)
THIS CLASS IS POSTPONED.

#2
Dates:  Sundays, April 5, 19, 26, and May 5 2020 (all dates required; will not meet on Easter)
POSTPONED.

#3
Dates:  Saturday, July 18 and 25, 2020 (both dates required)
Times:   8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location: Dayspring UMC, 201 N. Norwood Place, East Peoria, IL 61611
Cost:  $ 30.00 (includes lunch & snacks)
Advanced registration required.  Registration form.
Contact: Kim Wade, kamwade@hotmail.com or 309-825-7237 (call or text)
Required Text:  Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson (ISBN 978-0-88177-626-3). Individuals are expected to purchase, read, and study this book prior to first class.  Available through Upper RoomAmazon and Cokesbury.

 

Iroquois River District

#1
Dates:  Saturdays, June 13 and 20, 2020 (both dates required)
Time:  June 13, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM; June 20, 7:30 AM-2:30 PM
Location:  Villa Grove UMC, 302 2nd St, Villa Grove, IL 61956
Cost:  $30.00
Registration deadline: June 1, 2020
Contact:  Susan Connor, radtech20032003@yahoo.com or 217-159-1649
Required Text:  Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson (ISBN 978-0-88177-626-3). Individuals are expected to purchase, read, and study this book prior to first class.  Available through Upper RoomAmazon and Cokesbury.

#2
Dates:  Saturdays, Oct. 10 and 24, 2020 (both dates required)
Times:  Oct. 10, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM; Oct. 24, 7:30 AM-2:30 PM
Location:  Ogden UMC, 105 W Main St, Ogden, IL 61859
Cost:  $30.00
Registration deadline:  Sept. 30 2020
Contact:  Susan Connor, radtech20032003@yahoo.com or 217-159-1649
Required Text:  Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson (ISBN 978-0-88177-626-3). Individuals are expected to purchase, read, and study this book prior to first class.  Available through Upper RoomAmazon and Cokesbury.

 

Kaskaskia River District

 

LaMoine River District

Dates: Saturdays, Feb. 22, Mar. 7, and Mar. 21, 2020 (all dates required)
COMPLETED.

 

Mississippi River District

 

Sangamon River District

#1
Dates:  Saturdays, February 1 and 8, 2020 (both dates required)
COMPLETED.

#2
Dates:  Saturdays, July 18 and 25, 2020 (both dates required)
Time: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM each day
Location: TBD
Cost: $30, includes lunch and snacks
Instructor: Carol Conover
Registration deadline: July 2, 2020. Register online...
Contact: Carol Conover, cconover@igrc.org
Required Text:  Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson (ISBN 978-0-88177-626-3). Individuals are expected to purchase, read, and study this book prior to first class.  Available through Upper RoomAmazon and Cokesbury.

 

Spoon River District

#1
Dates:  Saturdays, March 14 and 28, 2020 (both dates required) (jointly sponsored with Illinois River District)
THIS CLASS IS POSTPONED.

#2
Dates:  Saturday, Nov. 7 and 14, 2020
Time:  8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Location:  TBD
Cost:  $20, includes lunch and snacks
Registration deadline:  Oct. 17, 2020. Register at cemken@mymctc.net
Instructor:  TBA
Contact:  Claudia Emken, cemken@mymctc.net
Required Text:  Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson (ISBN 978-0-88177-626-3). Individuals are expected to purchase, read, and study this book prior to first class.  Available through Upper RoomAmazon and Cokesbury.

 

Vermilion River District

Dates:  Saturdays,  Feb. 15 and Feb. 22, 2020 (both dates required)
COMPLETED.