Rockford Fall Lay Academy

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Rockford Dist Fall 2017 Lay Servant Academy – Flyer

October 21—22, 2017

Belvidere: First  UMC

610 Bonus Avenue, Belvidere, IL 61008


Registration HERE

$40 by Friday, October 14th / $45 after the 14th

No refunds made after 10/14


Schedule: Oct. 21st 7:30 – 8:00 am registration / day ending at 4:45 pm

Oct. 22nd 1:00 – 4:30 pm


Lay Servant Ministries

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.

Ministerios de service laico

Se invita a los participantes a considerar la importancia de ejercer el liderazgo servicial,

desarrollar futuros líderes, permanecer enraizados en prácticas espirituales consistentes y formar parte de un grupo que hace que los miembros rindan cuentas en el discipulado.



Living as a United Methodist (UM Heritage): 

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.

United Methodist Polity: 

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 this course.

You Can Preach:

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 Bible Study:

This course opens a new world for many lay servants who have not had professional training in biblical interpretation. It reminds us as United Methodists that Bible study and biblical interpretation are a core part of our spiritual journey.


Sponsored by Rockford District Committee on Lay Servant Ministry

For more information contact: Leslie Stanford, Lay Academy Chair

815-713-7786 /


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