DeKalb District Spring Lay Academy
April 29 & May 20, 2017
200 South 4th Street, Oregon, IL 61061
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Click here for the DeKalb Dist Spring 2017 Lay Servant Academy flyer
$50 by Friday, April 21st
No refunds made after 4/21/17
Free childcare is available – registration is required
Schedule: April 29th 8:15 – 8:30 am registration / day ending at 2:30 pm
May 20th 8:15 – 8:30 am registration / day ending at 3:00 pm
Lay Servant BASIC COURSE: Led by Pastor Dave Holden
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.
Life Together in the UM connection (UM Polity & Heritage): Led by Rev. Brian Gilbert
This advanced course is required to become a certified lay servant. Why does the United Methodist Church do things the way it does? And what does any of this have to do with trying to be a place and a people that embody the Kingdom of God? This course will help participants get their bearings and consider the specific structural challenges The United Methodist Church faces in the 21st-century.
Called to Preach: Led by Rev. Gale Brandner
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.
Leading Worship: Led by Rev. John Meyers
This course focuses on the ministry of the Lay Servant who either regularly or occasionally leads a group or congregation in worship.
Sponsored by DeKalb District Committee on Lay Servant Ministry
For more information contact: Rev. Michael Morrell, Lay Academy Chair
815-751-1923 / Mmorrell71@aol.com