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

**CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER**

Date:  Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 cancelled
Dates NOW:  Jan. 26 and Feb. 16, 2019 (both dates required) (​bring a sack lunch)
Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM  on Jan. 26 and 10:00 AM-5:00 PM on Feb. 16
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:  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.  

#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)
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:  Jan. 25, 2019
Instructor:  Rev. Ray Long
Contact:  Roberta DePuy, 573-201-6650;  happyfish27@hotmail.com;  PO Box 96, Marion, IL 62959
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,.  Available for Kindle.

#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:  Jan. 25, 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
Advanced Courses
 

Illinois River District

Basic Course
Dates: Sunday, 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. 

Advanced Course
Title: Living Our UM Beliefs (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.

 

Iroquois River District

Basic Course
Dates:  Saturdays,  Mar. 9 and 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.

Advanced Courses
#1
 

Title:  Leading in Prayer  (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019
Time:  8:00 AM-7:00 PM
Location:  Homer UMC,  301 S. Main St., Homer, IL 61849
SAVE THE DATE.  MORE INFORMATION SOON.

#2
Title:  Leading Worship (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturday, Mar. 16, 2019
Time:  8:00 AM-7:00 PM
Location:  Homer UMC,  301 S. Main St., Homer, IL 61849
SAVE THE DATE.  MORE INFORMATION SOON.

#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:  March 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:  March 10, 2019
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:  March 30, 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:  March 10, 2019
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
Advanced Courses

 

Mississippi River District

Basic Course
Advanced Courses
 

Sangamon River District

Basic Course
Advanced Courses

 

Spoon River District

Basic Course
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

Advanced Courses
#1

Title:  Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (Polity) (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019
Time:  8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Location:  Henderson UMC, 100 East Washington St., Henderson, IL 61439
Cost:  $20 (includes lunch and snacks)
Registration deadline:  Jan. 26, 2019.  Register at cemken@mymctc.net
Instructor:  Pastor Krey Leesman
Contact: Claudia Emken,cemken@mymctc.net
Required text:  The Method of Our Mission by Laceye C. Warner (ISBN 879-1-42676-717-3).  Participants must purchase their own book.  Available at Amazon, Cokesbury or Upper Room.  Available for Kindle.

#2
Title:  Dancing With Words (Storytelling)
Date:  Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019
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: Jozett McCoy
Contact: Claudia Emken, cemken@mymctc.net

#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.

 

Vermilion River District

Basic Course
Dates:  Saturday,  Feb. 23 and March 2, 2019 (both dates required)
Time:  8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Location:  Chenoa UMC, 204 S Division, Chenoa, IL 61726
Cost:  $30 (includes book, lunches, and snacks)
Register here
Contact: Amy Smith, SmithAmyL678@gmail.com

Advanced Course
Title:  Leading Worship (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 2019
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: $40.00
Registration deadline:  May 8, 2019
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.  
SAVE THE DATE.  REGISTRATION LINK COMING SOON.