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DeKalb District Lay Servant Academy

Location: Reynolds United Methodist Church, 2496 Reynolds Rd Ashton, IL 61006

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DeKalb District Spring  Lay Academy


Dates: April 21 & 28, 2018

Cost: $50 by Saturday, April 7/$55 after the 7th
No refunds made after 4/7/18
Youth 12—17 are Free

Online Registration 

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Schedule: April 21, 8:15 – 8:30 am registration / day ending at 2:30 pm
April 28, 8:15 – 8:30 am registration / day ending at 2:30 pm

Basic Course:

  • Lay Servant Ministries: Led by Chad Abel

Learn the importance of exercising servant leadership, developing future leaders,
remaining rooted in spiritual practices, and being part of a group that holds members
accountable in discipleship. 

Advanced Courses: 

  • Living our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way (UM Heritage): + * Led by Peggy Hansen, NICUMC Director of Lay Ministry

This course will explore the special gifts of theology, witness, and organization that The United Methodist Church brings to the church universal, how we got where we are today, and how our distinctive emphases are still needed in the 21st-century church.

  • Lay Speaking Ministries: You Can Preach! * Led by Rev. John Meyers

This course is designed for those who have not completed formal preaching training, for pastors seeking a basic refresher course, and for others who are called upon to preach in a pastor’s absence.

  • Polity, Practice and Mission of the UMC: * Led by _________________

This course gives participants an overview of the structure and organization of The United Methodist Church. A copy of the 2016 Book of Discipline is recommended for both the online and text version of this course.


Sponsored by DeKalb District Committee on Lay Servant Ministry
For more information contact: Rev. John Meyers, Lay Academy Chair 815.252.8233  jpmeyers2003@yahoo.com

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