DeKalb District 2017 Fall Lay Servant Academy

DeKalb Dist Fall 2017 Lay Servant Academy – Flyer

November 4 & 18, 2017

Ottawa: First  UMC

100 W. Jefferson Street, Ottawa, IL 61350


Registration HERE

$50 by Friday, October 27th

No refunds made after 10/27


Schedule: Nov. 4th 8:15 – 8:30 am registration / day ending at 2:30 pm

Nov. 18th 8:15 – 8:30 am registration / day ending at 2:30 pm



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.



Living our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way (UM Heritage): 

Led by Rev. Mark J. Meyers

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.

Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts:  Led by Rev. Gale Brandner

This course helps participants understand spiritual gifts and how the church can use them to fulfill its mission and ministry.  Participants will also learn what it means to be a spiritual leader and will be equipped to lead others in exploring and using their spiritual gifts.

Lay Pastoral Care Giving: Led by Virginia Sheets

This course offers insights into the life span and the dynamics of contemporary life to help church leaders reach out with God’s love and care to others.


Sponsored by DeKalb District Committee on Lay Servant Ministry

For more information contact: Rev. John Meyers, Lay Academy Chair

815-252-8233 /


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