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Prairie Central Fall Lay Academy

Location: Cornerstone UMC, 41W170 Russell Road, Elgin Ill

Prairie Central Fall 2022 Lay Academy

Cornerstone UMC, 41W170 Russell Road, Elgin, Ill

Cost $40.00

Includes continental breakfast and lunch

Online Registration
Register by October 30

Instructors and courses:

  1. Afire With God
    Real stewardship is radical, going to the roots of our faith. This course is intended to change our vision of ministry, working from the inside out. “Afire with God” urges ministries and congregations to become stewards-in-action in all God has entrusted to us, thinking beyond mere dollars contributed to see stewardship as becoming living examples of the gospel.
    Student Book: Afire with God: Becoming Spirited Stewards by Betsy Schwarzentraub
    Instructor: Peggy Hansen
  2. Discovering Our Spiritual Gifts
    The Holy Spirit gives each Christian one or more spiritual gifts to be used for the common good. Course participants are guided to discover their own particular giftsin service to the church, community and world. Some 20 distinct spiritual gifts are explored—including discernment, compassion, and evangelism—while relating scripture references to each. This class explains how to develop and equip a
    Instructors: Tom & Pat Price
  3. Leading Worship
    This advanced course focuses on the ministry of the Lay Servant who either regularly or occasionally leads a group, class, organization, or the congregation in worship. The course is grounded in the classic patterns of Christian worship and the practices of leading worship. Participants will come to understand more about Christian worship in order to lead worship with more confidence.
    Student Book: Worshiping with United Methodists(Revised) by Hoyt Hickman.
    Instructor: Rev. Karen Sersen

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Questions Contact Mary Mecker: 630-709-3953, mary.mecker@gmail.com

News & Announcements

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Cheryl Weaver Named Conference Benefits Officer for NIC and Wisconsin

Rev. Cheryl Weaver, Wisconsin Conference’s benefits officer, will also serve Northern Illinois Conference in this capacity, beginning June 1.

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In Sympathy: Philip A. Bergstrom

Rev. Philip A. Bergstrom, a retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on April 17, 2024.

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In Sympathy: Margaret Ann Williams

Rev. Margaret Ann Williams, a retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on June 5, 2024.

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In Sympathy: Rev. Sang-Hyu Han

Rev. Sang-Hyu Han, a retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on May 15, 2024.

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