2020 Schedule of Lay Servant Ministries Classes

All Classes are open to anyone. For those on the lay servant or lay speaker tracks, “Basic” is required as a first class. After “Basic”, there are 6 specific classes required to become a certified lay speaker. Those classes are noted and are also open to anyone. A lay servant needs to take one advanced class after the “Basic” to receive certification as a lay servant.

Contact Claudia Emken, Spoon River District Lay Servant Ministries Director at cemken@mymctc.net with questions or to register for these classes.

All classes will be posted on the IGRC calendar on the Lay Servant Ministries page at the conference website, igrc.org.  <!–split–>

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 8 am to 6 pm. Deadline to register: 1/18/20 Galva Grace, 108 SE 2nd St, Galva, IL.  CLASS TITLE:  “Life Together in the United Methodist Connection” (Polity; this is one of six required classes toward certified lay speaker).

Saturday, April 25, 2020 8 am to 6 pm. Deadline to register: 4/4/2020 Kirkwood UMC, 215 S Kellogg St CLASS TITLE: “Leading Worship” (open to anyone. This is one of six required classes toward certified lay speaker).

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 8 am to 6 pm. Deadline to register: 8/29/2020 Maquon UMC, 322 East Street, Maquon. 3 classes are offered:

CLASS TITLE: “Called to Preach” (open to anyone. This is one of six required classes toward certified lay speaker).

CLASS TITLE:  “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts” (open to anyone. This is one of six required classes toward certified lay speaker)

CLASS TITLE:  “Public Prayer” (open to anyone. This is one of six required classes toward certified lay speaker)

More classes, including “Basic”, “Living Our UM Beliefs”, and alternate advanced classes will be added to the calendar as plans are finalized. All classes will be posted on the IGRC calendar on the Lay Servant Ministries page at the conference website www.igrc.org.