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

Date:  Saturday, Oct. 19 and 26, 2019 (both dates required) (​bring a sack lunch)
Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM 
COMPLETED.

 

Embarras River District

 

Illinois River District

#1
Dates:  Saturdays, Nov. 9 and 16, 2019 (both dates required)
Time:  8:00 AM to 4:30 PM both days
Location:  Pekin First UMC, 1315 Court St., Pekin, IL 61554
Cost:  $25 (includes light breakfast).  Please bring your own sack lunch.
Advanced registration required.  Registration form.
Contact: Kim Wade at 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 Room,  Amazon and Cokesbury.

#2
Dates:  Sundays, April 5, 19, 26, and May 5 2020 (all dates required; will not meet on Easter)
Time:  1:30-4:30 PM 
Location:  Chillicothe UMC, 1023 N 6th St, Chillicothe, IL 61523
Cost:  $30.
Advanced registration required.  Registration form.
Contact: Kim Wade at 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.

#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

 

Kaskaskia River District

Dates:  Saturdays, Sept. 7 and 21, 2019 (both dates required)
COMPLETED.

 

LaMoine River District

 

Mississippi River District

 

Sangamon River District

#1
Dates:  Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019
COMPLETED.

#2
Dates:  Saturdays, Sept. 21 and 28, 2019 (both dates required)
COMPLETED.

 

Spoon River District

Dates:  Saturdays,  Nov. 2 and 9, 2019 (both dates required)
COMPLETED.

 

Vermilion River District