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

#1
Date:  Saturday, Jan. 12 and 26, 2019 (both dates required) (​bring a sack lunch)
Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM 
Location:  Marion Aldersgate UMC, 1201 N. Fair St., Marion, IL 62959
Cost:  $35.00
Registration deadline:  Dec. 22, 2018
Instructors:  Roberta DePuy, Wanda Brandon, Rev. Ray Long
Contact: Ray Long, 618-499-0645;  raylong60@mediacombb.net; 1402 Mathew Lane, Marion, IL 62959
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
Date:  Saturday, Oct. 19 and 26, 2019 (both dates required) (​bring a sack lunch)
Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM 
Location:  Marion Aldersgate UMC, 1201 N. Fair St., Marion, IL 62959
Cost:  $35.00
Registration deadline:  Sept. 28, 2019
Instructors:  Roberta DePuy, Wanda Brandon, Rev. Ray Long
Contact:  Ray Long, 618-499-0645;  raylong60@mediacombb.net; 1402 Mathew Lane, Marion, IL 62959
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.  

 

Embarras River District

Dates:  Saturdays, Oct. 13 and 20, 2018 (both days required)
COMPLETED.

 

Illinois River District

Dates: Sundays, Mar. 17, Mar. 24, Mar. 31, and April 7, 2019 (all dates required)
Time:  1:30-4:30 PM
Location: Chillicothe UMC, 1023 N. 6th St., Chillicothe, IL  61523
Cost: $30.00
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 and read this book prior to first class.  Available through Upper RoomAmazon and Cokesbury.  Available for Kindle.  Individuals are expected to read this text before the class starts. 

 

Iroquois River District

Dates:  Saturdays,  Mar. 9 and Mar. 16, 2019 (both dates required)
Time:  8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:  Homer UMC,  301 S. Main St., Homer, IL 61849
SAVE THE DATE.  MORE INFORMATION SOON.

 

Kaskaskia River District

Dates: Saturday, Oct. 20 and 27, 2018.  Both dates required.
COMPLETED.

 

LaMoine River District

Dates:  Saturdays, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, and Mar. 10, 2018  (all dates required)
COMPLETED.

 

Mississippi River District

Dates:  Saturday, Feb. 24 and Mar. 3, 2018 (both dates required)
COMPLETED.

 

Sangamon River District

Dates:  Saturday, April 21 and 28, 2018 (both days required)
COMPLETED.

 

Spoon River District

Date: Saturday, Feb. 16 and 23, 2019 (both dates required)
Time:  8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Location: Henderson UMC, 100 East Washington St., Henderson, IL 61439
Cost: $40 (includes book, lunch and snacks)
Registration deadline: Jan. 26, 2019. Register at cemken@mymctc.net
Instructor:  Pastor John Knueppel
Contact:  Claudia Emken, cemken@mymctc.net

 

Vermilion River District

Dates: Sundays, April 8, 15, 22, 29, and May 6, 20, 2018 (all dates required)
COMPLETED.