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. The required text is available through Upper RoomAmazon and Cokesbury.

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

Dates:  Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022
Times:   8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Location: Morton UMC, 420 N Tennessee Ave., Morton, IL 61550
Cost:  $ 20.00 (Bring a sack lunch and your own snacks) (Coffee & Water will be provided)
Contact: Kim Wade, kamwade77@outlook.com or 309-825-7237 (call or text)
Required text:  Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson  (9780881776263)  Individuals are expected to purchase the text and read it prior to the first class.  Available through AmazonBarnes & Noble, and Cokesbury.
 

Iroquois River District
 

Kaskaskia River District

Basic Lay Speaking Class
Date: August 27,2022 8:00am – 6:00pm
Location: Immanuel United Methodist Church
700 N. East St. Olney, IL 62450
Instructor: Nancy Myers and Diane Goff
Registration fee: $20.00 make checks payable to IGRC
Mail to Nancy Volk 434 E. Baird St. Olney, IL 62450
Registration deadline: August 19, 2022.
Contact: Nancy Volk, volkster45@hotmail.com
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

LaMoine River District
 

Mississippi River District

 

Sangamon River District

Dates:  Saturdays, July 16 and July 23, 2022 (both dates required)
Time: July 16, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM and July 23, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Lifesize Video Conference Class
Cost: $15
Instructor: Carol Conover and Rev. Mary Kathryn Pearce
Registration deadline: July 9, 2022. Register at igrc-reg.brtapp.com/srdbasiclayspeaking
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
 

Vermilion River District