November 4 & 18, 2017
Ottawa: First UMC
100 W. Jefferson Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
$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 / firstname.lastname@example.org