Training Opportunities by District

Face-to-face courses are currently postponed due to COVID-19.  Our standing policy is: “Online Courses may be counted as continuing education on the same basis as Alternative Advanced Courses can be counted (every other time a Certified Lay Servant completes continuing education for credit).”  We are suspending this policy through the end of 2021. You may take an on-line class to meet continuing education requirements for Certified Lay Servant and Certified Lay Speaker without prior approval from your District Director. (Please remember that you must submit your certificate of completion of any on-line classes with your next annual report.)

On-line classes are taken through BeADisciple.com. They offer a wide variety of classes, so please make sure you are taking only those courses approved for Lay Servant Ministries. The list of approved classes can be found at https://www.beadisciple.com/lay-servant-ministries/ Please be aware that classes may fill up quickly.

Districts may also offer virtual classes.

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
Advanced Courses

 

Iroquois River District

Basic Course
Advanced Course
 

Kaskaskia River District

Basic Course
Advanced Course

 

LaMoine River District

Basic Course
Advanced Course

 

Mississippi River District

Basic Course
Advanced Course
 

Sangamon River District

Basic Course
Dates:  Saturdays, November 21 and December 5, 2020 (both dates required)
COMPLETED.

Advanced Course
Title:  Called to Preach (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates:  Saturday, January 30 and February 6, 2021 (both dates required)
Times:  9:00 AM-12:00 noon and 1:00-4:00 PM (both dates)
Location:  Lifesize Video Conference Class
Cost:  $15
Registration deadline: Jan. 15, 2021.  Register at igrc-reg.brtapp.com/srdadvancedlayspeaking
Instructor:  Rev. Bradley Watkins, II
Contact:  Carol Conover, cconover@igrc.org
Required text: From Pew to Pulpit by Clifton F. Guthrie (ISBN  978-0-68706-660-5).  Individuals are expected to purchase the text and read it prior to the first class.  Available through AmazonBarnes & Noble, and Cokesbury.  Available for Kindle.

 

Spoon River District

Basic Course
Advanced Course
 

Vermilion River District

Basic Course
Advanced Course