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
Date:  Saturday, Oct. 19 and 26, 2019 (both dates required) (​bring a sack lunch)
COMPLETED.

Advanced Courses
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 Courses
#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 RoomAmazon 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.

Advanced Courses
#1
Title:  Called to Preach (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates:  Saturday, February 22, and Sunday, February 23, 2020 (both dates required)
Times:  Saturday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sunday, 2:00-5:00 PM
Location: Bartonville UMC, 6005 S Adams St, Bartonville, IL 61607
Cost:  $ 30.00 (includes lunch & snacks)
Instructor: Rev. Nick Jordan
Register using form.
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

#2
Title:  Discover Your Spiritual Gifts (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates:  Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20, 2020 (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:  $ 30.00 (includes lunch & snacks)
Instructor: Danira Parra
Register using form.
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 AmazonBarnes & Noble, and Cokesbury.  Available for Kindle.

 

Iroquois River District

Basic Course
Advanced Courses
#1
 

Title:  Called to Preach! (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
COMPLETED.

#2
Title:  Discover Your Spiritual Gifts (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
COMPLETED.

 

Kaskaskia River District

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

Advanced Courses
#1
Title:  Living Our United Methodist Beliefs (UM heritage) (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates:  Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019
COMPLETED.

#2
Title:  From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon (Preaching) (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturdays, Nov. 2 and 9, 2019 (both dates required)
COMPLETED

#3
Title:  God’s Mission…Our Journey
Date:  Saturdays, Nov. 2 and 9, 2019 (both dates required)
COMPLETED.

 

LaMoine River District

Basic Course
Advanced Course
Title:  Life Together in the UM Connection (UM Polity) (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019
COMPLETED.

 

Mississippi River District

Basic Course
Advanced Course
Title:  Discover Your Spiritual Gifts
Dates:  Saturday, Aug. 24 and 31, 2019 (both days required)
COMPLETED.

 

Sangamon River District

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

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

Advanced Courses
#1

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)
COMPLETED.

#2
Title:  Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Resolution
Dates:  Saturday, Nov. 2, and Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 (both dates required)
COMPLETED.

#3
Title:  Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (UM polity) (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates:  Saturday, Nov. 2, and Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 (both dates required)
COMPLETED.

#4
Title:  Called to Preach (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates:  Saturday, Nov. 2, and Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 (both dates required)
COMPLETED.

 

Spoon River District

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

Advanced Courses

#1
Title: Leading Worship (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturday, July 13, 2019
COMPLETED.

#2
Title:  Public Prayer  (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019
COMPLETED.

#3
Title:  Called to Preach! (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019
COMPLETED.

#4
Title:  Discover Your Spiritual Gifts (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates:  Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019
COMPLETED.

#5
Title:  God’s Mission…Our Journey
Date:  Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
COMPLETED.

#6
Title:  Living Our United Methodist Beliefs (UM heritage) (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019
COMPLETED.

 

Vermilion River District

Basic Course
Advanced Course

#1

Title:  Discover Your Spiritual Gifts (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturday, July 13, 2019
COMPLETED.

#2  
Title:  Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (UM Polity)  (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Date:  Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019
COMPLETED.