Training Opportunities by District

Lay Servant Ministries courses are open to ALL, whether or not an enrollee applies to serve as a Lay Servant.

 

Cache River District

Basic Courses
#1

Date:  Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 cancelled
Dates NOW:  Jan. 26 and Feb. 16, 2019 (both dates required) (​bring a sack lunch)
COMPLETED.

#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:  Roberta DePuy, 573-201-6650;  happyfish27@hotmail.com;  PO Box 96, 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.  

Advanced Courses
#1

Title:  Leading Worship  (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates: Friday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 (both dates required) (bring a sack lunch)
COMPLETED.

#2
Title: Living Our UM Beliefs (Heritage) (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates: Friday, Apr. 5, and Saturday, Apr. 6, 2019 (both dates required) (bring a sack lunch)
Time:  Friday, 6:00-8:00 PM; Saturday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM 
Location:  Marion Aldersgate UMC, 1201 N. Fair St., Marion, IL 62959
Cost: $35.00
Registration deadline:  Mar. 15, 2019
Instructor:  Rev. Ray Long
Contact:  Roberta DePuy, 573-201-6650;  happyfish27@hotmail.com;  PO Box 96, Marion, IL 62959
Required text:  Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way by Kenneth L. Carder (ISBN 978-0-88177-571-6).  Individuals are expected to purchase, read, and study this book prior to first class.  Available through  Amazon,  Cokesbury, and Upper Room.  Available for Kindle and as ePub.

#3
Title:  Lay Pastoral Care Giving
Dates: Friday, Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 (both dates required) (bring a sack lunch)
Time:  Friday, 6:00-8:00 PM; Saturday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM 
Location:  Marion Aldersgate UMC, 1201 N. Fair St., Marion, IL 62959
Cost: $35.00
Registration deadline:  Oct. 25, 2019
Instructor: TBA
Contact:  Roberta DePuy, 573-201-6650;  happyfish27@hotmail.com;  PO Box 96, Marion, IL 62959
Required text: Lay Pastoral Care Giving by Tim Farabaugh (ISBN 978-0-88177-554-9).  Individuals are expected to purchase, read, and study this book prior to first class.  Available through Upper Room, Amazon, and Cokesbury.

 

Embarras River District

Basic Course
Dates: Saturdays, March 23 and 30, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM (registration begins at 8:00 AM)
Location: Watson UMC, 13900 E US Hwy 37, Watson 62473
Cost: $30.00 (includes two meals and snacks)
Registration deadline:  Monday, March 11, 2019.  Advanced registration is required. Register here.  If you experience any difficulties with the on-line registration, please contact the Embarras River District Office at 217-347-3915.
Contact:  Embarras River District Office, 217-347-3915.
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.

Advanced Courses
#1
Title:  Leading Worship (counts toward the Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates: Saturdays, March 23 and 30, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM (registration begins at 8:00 AM)
Location: Watson UMC, 13900 E US Hwy 37, Watson 62473
Cost: $35.00 (includes two meals and snacks)
Registration deadline:  Monday, March 11, 2019.  Advanced registration is required. Register here.  If you experience any difficulties with the on-line registration, please contact the Embarras River District Office at 217-347-3915.
Contact:  Embarras River District Office, 217-347-3915.
Required text:  Worshiping with United Methodists (REVISED) by Hoyt Hickman.  (ISBN 978-06873-3526-8).  Participants are expected to read and complete the text prior to class.  The instructor will notify the participants of any additional assignments.  Available through Amazon, Upper Room, and Cokesbury.  Available for Kindle.

#2
Title:  Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Resolution 
Dates: Saturdays, March 23 and 30, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM (registration begins at 8:00 AM)
Location: Watson UMC, 13900 E US Hwy 37, Watson 62473
Cost: $35.00 (includes two meals and snacks)
Registration deadline:  Monday, March 11, 2019.  Advanced registration is required. Register here.  If you experience any difficulties with the on-line registration, please contact the Embarras River District Office at 217-347-3915.
Contact:  Embarras River District Office, 217-347-3915.
Required text:  The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation by Thomas Porter (ISBN 978-0-8358-1026-1).  Individuals are expected to purchase the text and read it prior to the first class.  Available through Amazon, Upper Room, and Cokesbury.

 

Illinois River District

Basic Course
Dates: Sunday, Mar. 17, Mar. 24, Mar. 31, and Apr. 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.

Advanced Course
#1

Title:  Called to Preach (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates:  Saturdays, Apr. 6 and 13, 2019 (both dates required)
Times:  8:30 AM-3:00 PM
Location:  Dayspring UMC, 201 N Norwood Place, East Peoria, IL 61611
Cost:  $ 30 (includes lunch & snacks)
Instructor:  Rev. Camilla Hempstead
Contact: Kim Wade, kamwade@hotmail.com or 309-825-7237 (call or text)
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.

#2
Title: Living Our UM Beliefs (UM heritage) (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date: Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 
Time: 7:45 AM-6:15 PM 
Location:  Tremont UMC, 112 W Pearl St, Tremont, IL 61568
Cost: $30.00 (includes lunch and snacks)
Registration deadline:  Apr. 12, 2019
Instructor:  Rev. Larry Frank
Contact: Kim Wade, kamwade@hotmail.com or 309-825-7237 (call or text)
Required text:  Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way by Kenneth L. Carder (ISBN 978-0-88177-571-6).  Individuals are expected to purchase, read, and study this book prior to class.  Available through  Amazon,  Cokesbury, and Upper Room.  Available for Kindle and as ePub.

#3
Title:  Discover Your Spiritual Gifts (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates:  Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22, 2019 (both dates required)
Times:  Friday, 6:15-9:00 PM, and Saturday, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Location:  Dayspring UMC, 201 N Norwood Place, East Peoria, IL 61611
Cost:  $ 30 (includes lunch & snacks)
Instructor: Danira Parra
Contact: Kim Wade, kamwade@hotmail.com or 309-825-7237 (call or text)
Required text:  Each One a Minister by William J. Carter (978-0-88177—375-0).  Individuals are expected to purchase the text and read it prior to the first class.  Available through AmazonUpper Room, and Cokesbury.  Available for Kindle.

#4
Title:  Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (UM polity) (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates:  Friday, Sept. 13, and Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 (both dates required)
Times:  Friday, 6:15-9:00 PM, and Saturday, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Location:  Dayspring UMC, 201 N Norwood Place, East Peoria, IL 61611
Cost:  $ 30 (includes lunch & snacks)
Instructor: Rev. Camilla Hempstead
Contact: Kim Wade, kamwade@hotmail.com or 309-825-7237 (call or text)
Required text:  The Method of Our Mission  by Laceye C. Warner (978-1-42676-717-3)  Individuals are expected to purchase the text and read it prior to the first class.  Available through AmazonBarnes & Noble, and Cokesbury.  Available for Kindle.

 

Iroquois River District

Basic Course
Dates:  Saturdays,  Mar. 9 and 16, 2019 (both dates required)
COMPLETED.

Advanced Courses
#1
 

Title:  Public Prayer  (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019
COMPLETED.

#2
Title:  Leading Worship (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturday, Mar. 16, 2019
COMPLETED.

#3
Title:  Called to Preach! (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
Time:  8:00 AM-7:00 PM
Location:  Champaign First UMC,  210 W. Church St., Champaign, IL 61820
SAVE THE DATE.  MORE INFORMATION SOON.

#4
Title:  Discover Your Spiritual Gifts (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
Time:  8:00 AM-7:00 PM
Location:  Champaign First UMC,  210 W. Church St., Champaign, IL 61820
SAVE THE DATE.  MORE INFORMATION SOON.

 

Kaskaskia River District

Basic Course


Advanced Courses
#1
Title:  Life Together in the UM Connection (Polity) (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Mar. 30, 2019
Time:  8:00 AM-6:30 PM
Location:  Kinmundy First UMC, 308 E 3rd St, Kinmundy, IL  62854
Cost:  $40 (includes snacks and textbook).  Make check to IGRC and mail to RC Merten at address below.  Bring a sack lunch.
Registration deadline:  CLOSED.  FULL CLASS.
Instructor:  Rev. David Kueker (pre-class homework may be assigned by instructor)
Contact:  RC Merten, PO Box 116, Sandoval, IL 62882;  618-918-0124; rcmjr608@charter.net

#2
Title:  God’s Mission…Our Journey
Date:  POSTPONED TO FALL 2019
Time:  8:00 AM-6:30 PM
Location:  Kinmundy FirstUMC, 308 E 3rd St, Kinmundy, IL  62854
Cost:  $35 (includes snacks).  Make check to IGRC and mail to RC Merten at address below.  Bring a sack lunch.
Registration deadline:  
Instructor:  Nancy Myers, CLM
Contact:  RC Merten, PO Box 116, Sandoval, IL 62882;  618-918-0124; rcmjr608@charter.net
Required Text:  A Mission Journey: A Handbook for Volunteers (ISBN 978-0-8358-1786-8).  Available at Upper Room and AmazonRegistrant must order, read, and study text prior to class.  Available for Kindle.

 

LaMoine River District

Basic Course
Dates:  Mar. 2, 16, and 30, 2019  (all days required) . Commitment service April 7, 7:00 PM
Time: 9:00 AM-noon and 1:00-4:00 PM
Location: Sugar Grove UMC, State Hwy 103 & Sugar Grove Rd, Rushville, IL 62681
Cost:  $30
Registration deadline:  Feb. 15
Contact: Peg Ratliff, 217-833-2377; pegrat04@hotmail.com

Advanced Courses

 

Mississippi River District

Basic Course
Advanced Courses
 

Sangamon River District

Basic Course
Dates:  Saturdays, Mar. 9 and 23, 2019 (both dates required)
Times:  8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Location:  Bissell UMC, 2798 Colt Rd, Springfield, IL 62707-8863
Cost:  $ 30
Registration deadline:  Mar. 1, 2019.  Advanced registration is required.  Download form.
Instructor:  TBA
Contact:  Bobbi Blackard at floyd.bobbi.blackard@gmail.com or 217-825-7303 (text or call)
Required text:  Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson (ISBN  978-0-88177-626-3).   Individuals are expected to purchase the text and read it prior to the first class.  Available through Amazon, Upper Room, and Cokesbury.  Available for Kindle and as ePub.

Advanced Courses
#1

Title:  Lay Pastoral Care Giving
Dates:  Saturday, Apr. 6, and Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019 (both dates required)
Times:  Saturday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM and Sunday, 2:00-5:00 PM
Location:  Argenta UMC, 520 W Elm St, Argenta, IL 62501; 217-795-4722
Cost:  $ 30 (Checks payable to IGRC and send with registration.)
Registration deadline:  Apr. 1, 2019.  Advanced registration is required.  Download form.  Make sure you mark class you plan to attend.
Instructor:  TBA
Contact:  Bobbi Blackard at floyd.bobbi.blackard@gmail.com or 217-825-7303 (text or call)
Required text:  Lay Pastoral Care Giving by Tim Farabaugh (ISBN 978-0-88177-554-9).  Individuals are expected to purchase the text and read it prior to the first class.  Available through Amazon, Upper Room, and Cokesbury.

#2
Title:  Called to Preach (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates:  Saturday, Apr. 6, and Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019 (both dates required)
Times:  Saturday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM and Sunday, 2:00-5:00 PM
Location:  Argenta UMC, 520 W Elm St, Argenta, IL 62501; 217-795-4722
Cost:  $ 30 (Checks payable to IGRC and send with registration.)
Registration deadline:  Apr. 1, 2019.  Advanced registration is required.  Download form.  Make sure you mark class you plan to attend.
Instructor:  TBA
Contact:  Bobbi Blackard at floyd.bobbi.blackard@gmail.com or 217-825-7303 (text or call)
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 Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Cokesbury.  Available for Kindle.

#3
Title:  Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (UM polity) (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates:  Saturday, Apr. 6, and Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019 (both dates required)
Times:  Saturday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM and Sunday, 2:00-5:00 PM
Location:  Argenta UMC, 520 W Elm St, Argenta, IL 62501; 217-795-4722
Cost:  $ 30 (Checks payable to IGRC and send with registration.)
Registration deadline:  April 1, 2019.  Advanced registration is required.  Download form.  Make sure you mark class you plan to attend.
Instructor:  TBA
Contact:  Bobbi Blackard at floyd.bobbi.blackard@gmail.com or 217-825-7303 (text or call)
Required text:  The Method of Our Mission by Laceye C. Warner (ISBN 978-1-42676-717-3).  Individuals are expected to purchase the text and read it prior to the first class.  Available through Amazon, Abingdon Press, and Cokesbury.  Available as Kindle and e-Book.

#4
Title:  Leading Worship (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker Track)
Dates:  Saturday, Apr. 6, and Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019 (both dates required)
Times:  Saturday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM and Sunday, 2:00-5:00 PM
Location:  Argenta UMC, 520 W Elm St, Argenta, IL 62501; 217-795-4722
Cost:  $ 30 (Checks payable to IGRC and send with registration.)
Registration deadline:  Apr. 1, 2019.  Advanced registration is required.  Download form.  Make sure you mark class you plan to attend.
Instructor:  TBA
Contact:  Bobbi Blackard at floyd.bobbi.blackard@gmail.com or 217-825-7303 (text or call)
Required text:  Worshiping with United Methodists (REVISED) by Hoyt Hickman (ISBN 978-0-6873-3526-8). Individuals are expected to purchase the text and read it prior to the first class.  Available through Amazon and Cokesbury.  Available for Kindle.

#5
Title:  Living Our United Methodist Beliefs (UM heritage) (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates:  Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 (both dates required)
Times:  Saturday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM and Sunday, 2:00-5:00 PM
Location:  Argenta UMC, 520 W Elm St, Argenta, IL 62501; 217-795-4722
Cost:  $ 30  (Checks payable to IGRC and send with registration form)
Registration deadline:  Oct. 27, 2019.  Advanced registration is required.  Download form.  Make sure you mark class you plan to attend.
Instructor:  TBA
Contact:  Bobbi Blackard at floyd.bobbi.blackard@gmail.com or 217-825-7303 (text or call)
Required text:  Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way by Kenneth L. Carder (ISBN 978-0-88177-571-6).  Individuals are expected to purchase the text and read it prior to the first class.  Available through Amazon, Upper Room, and Cokesbury.  Available for Kindle and EPub.

#6
Title:  Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Resolution
Dates:  Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 (both dates required)
Times:  Saturday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM and Sunday, 2:00-5:00 PM
Location:  Argenta UMC, 520 W Elm St, Argenta, IL 62501; 217-795-4722
Cost:  $ 30  (Checks payable to IGRC and send with registration form)
Registration deadline:  Oct. 27, 2019.  Advanced registration is required. Download form.  Make sure you mark class you plan to attend.
Instructor:  TBA
Contact:  Bobbi Blackard at floyd.bobbi.blackard@gmail.com or 217-825-7303 (text or call)
Required text:  The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation by Thomas Porter (ISBN 978-0-8358-1026-1).  Individuals are expected to purchase the text and read it prior to the first class.  Available through Amazon, Upper Room, and Cokesbury.

#7
Title:  Public Prayer (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates:  Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 (both dates required)
Times:  Saturday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM and Sunday, 2:00-5:00 PM
Location:  Argenta UMC, 520 W Elm St, Argenta, IL 62501; 217-795-4722
Cost:  $ 30  (Checks payable to IGRC and send with registration form)
Registration deadline:  Oct. 27, 2019.  Advanced registration is required.  Download form.  Make sure you mark class you plan to attend.
Instructor:  TBA
Contact:  Bobbi Blackard at floyd.bobbi.blackard@gmail.com or 217-825-7303 (text or call)
Required text:  Shaping the Prayers of the People: The Art of Intercession by Samuel Wells and Abigail Kocher (ISBN 978-0-6870-90777-8).  Individuals are expected to purchase the text and read it prior to the first class.  Available through Amazon and Cokesbury.

#8
Title:  Called to Preach (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates:  Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 (both dates required)
Times:  Saturday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM and Sunday, 2:00-5:00 PM
Location:  Argenta UMC, 520 W Elm St, Argenta, IL 62501; 217-795-4722
Cost:  $ 30  (Checks payable to IGRC and send with registration form)
Registration deadline:  Oct. 27, 2019.  Advanced registration is required.  Download form.  Make sure you mark class you plan to attend.
Instructor:  TBA
Contact:  Bobbi Blackard at floyd.bobbi.blackard@gmail.com or 217-825-7303 (text or call)
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 Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Cokesbury.  Available for Kindle.

 

Spoon River District

Basic Course
#1
Date: Saturday, Feb. 16 and 23, 2019 (both dates required)
COMPLETED.

#2
Dates:  Saturdays,  Nov. 2 and 9, 2019 (both dates required)
Time:  8:00 AM-6:00 PM.
Location:  Christ Church UMC, 3801 7th St., East Moline, IL 61244-3506
Cost:  $20 (includes lunch/snacks both days)
Registration deadline:  Oct. 2, 2019. Register at cemken@mymctc.net
Instructor:  TBD.
Contact:  Claudia Emken, cemken@mymctc.net
Required text:  Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson (ISBN  978-0-88177-626-3).   Individuals are expected to purchase the text and read it prior to the first class.  Available through Amazon, Upper Room, and Cokesbury.  Available for Kindle and as ePub.

Advanced Courses
#1

Title:  Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (Polity) (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019
COMPLETED.

#2
Title:  Dancing With Words (Storytelling)
Date:  Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019
COMPLETED.

#3
Title: Leading Worship (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date: Saturday, Mar. 30, 2019
Time:  8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Location: Wesley Foundation, 1325 West University Dr., Macomb, IL 61455
Cost: $20 (includes lunch and snacks)
Registration deadline: Mar. 9, 2019. Register at cemken@mymctc.net
Instructor: Pastor Mark Hendrickson
Contact: Claudia Emken, cemken@mymctc.net
Required text:  Worshiping with United Methodists (revised) by Hoyt Hickman (ISBN 978-0-88177-682-9).  Participants must purchase their own book.  Available at Amazon, Cokesbury or Upper Room.  Available for Kindle.

#4
Title: Leading in Prayer (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date: Saturday, Mar. 30, 2019
Time:  8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Location: Wesley Foundation, 1325 West University Dr., Macomb, IL 61455
Cost: $20 (includes lunch and snacks)
Registration deadline: Mar. 9, 2019. Register at cemken@mymctc.net
Instructor: Pastor Howard Ross
Contact: Claudia Emken, cemken@mymctc.net
Required text:  Let the Whole Church Say Amen! by Laurence Hull Stookey (ISBN 978-0-6870-9077-8).  Participants must purchase their own book.  Available at Amazon, Cokesbury or Upper Room.  Available for Kindle.

#5
Title:  Public Prayer  (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019
Time:  8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Location:  Altona UMC, 212 N Depot St, Altona, IL 61414
Cost:  $20 (includes lunch and snacks)
Registration deadline:  August 17, 2019.  Register at cemken@mymctc.net
Instructor: TBD
Contact:  Claudia Emken, cemken@mymctc.net
Required text:  Shaping the Prayers of the People: The Art of Intercession by Samuel Wells and Abigail Kocher (ISBN 978-0-6870-90777-8).  Individuals are expected to purchase the text and read it prior to the first class.  Available through Amazon and Cokesbury.

#6
Title:  Discover Your Spiritual Gifts (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates:  Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019
Times: 8:00 AM-6:00PM
Location: Altona UMC, 212 N Depot St, Altona, IL 61414
Cost:  $20 (includes lunch and snacks)
Registration deadline:  August 17, 2019.  Register at cemken@mymctc.net
Instructor: Pastor Lisa Unger
Contact: Claudia Emken, cemken@mymctc.net
Required text:  Each One a Minister by William J. Carter (978-0-88177—375-0).  Individuals are expected to purchase the text and read it prior to class.  Available through AmazonUpper Room, and Cokesbury.  Available for Kindle.

#7
Title:  God’s Mission…Our Journey
Date:  Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
Time:  8:00 AM-6:30 PM
Location:  Christ United UMC, 3801 7th St, East Moline, IL 61244-3506
Cost:  $20 (includes lunch and snacks).  
Registration deadline: Oct. 2, 2019. Register at cemken@mymctc.net
Instructor:  Jozett McCoy
Contact:  Claudia Emken, cemken@mymctc.net
Required Text:  A Mission Journey: A Handbook for Volunteers (ISBN 978-0-8358-1786-8).  Available at Upper Room and AmazonIndividuals are expected to purchase the text and read it prior to class.  Available for Kindle.

#8
Title:  Living Our United Methodist Beliefs (UM heritage) (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019
Time:  8:00 AM-6:30 PM
Location:  Christ United UMC, 3801 7th St, East Moline, IL 61244-3506
Cost:  $20 (includes lunch and snacks).  
Registration deadline: Oct. 2, 2019. Register at cemken@mymctc.net
Instructor:  Christine Harper
Contact:  Claudia Emken, cemken@mymctc.net
Required text:  Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way by Kenneth L. Carder (ISBN 978-0-88177-571-6).  Individuals are expected to purchase the text and read it prior to class.  Available through Amazon, Upper Room, and Cokesbury.  Available for Kindle and as ePub.

 

Vermilion River District

Basic Course
Dates:  Saturdays,  Feb. 23 and Mar. 2, 2019 (both dates required)
COMPLETED.

Advanced Course
#1
Title:  Leading Worship (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 2019 (both dates required)
Time:  Saturday 8:30 AM-5:00 PM and Sunday 2:00-5:00 PM
Location:  Pontiac First UMC, 219 N Chicago, Pontiac, IL, 61764
Cost: $40
Registration deadline:  May 8, 2019.  Register here.
Instructor:  Rev. Tom Goodell
Contact:  Amy L Smith;  SmithAmyL678@gmail.com
Required text:  Worshiping with United Methodists (revised) by Hoyt Hickman (ISBN 978-0-6873-3536-8).  Individuals are expected to purchase, read, and study this book prior to first class.  Available through Cokesbury and Amazon.  Also available for Kindle.  

#2
Title:  Discover Your Spiritual Gifts (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time:  TBD 
Location:  Herscher UMC, 274 N Elm St, Herscher, IL, 60941
Cost: $40
Registration deadline:  July 6, 2019.  Register here
Instructor:  Rev. Kevin Boesen
Contact:  Amy L Smith;  SmithAmyL678@gmail.com
Required text:  Each One a Minister by William J Carter (ISBN: 978-0881773750).  Individuals are expected to purchase, read, and study this book prior to first class.  Available through Cokesbury, Christianbook.com, and Amazon.  Also available for Kindle.