Midwest District Lay Servant Classes

FALL 2018 ⇒ Grand Haven Dunes UMC

Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 from 7-9pm

Classes Offered:

  • Basic
  • Advanced: Worship Planning/Design
  • Advanced: Storytelling (Don Williams, instructor)

2 ways to register:

Online ⇒ HERE

Paper ⇒ HERE

Lay Servant Classes are open to anyone regardless of the district in which your church resides. The fee for all classes is $25 and includes class materials and refreshments. You may pay the $25 fee at the first class on October 2, but you MUST register for your class either online or paper. Please arrive at 6:30pm on October 2 for orientation. Registration deadline is September 15. Questions? Please contact Jody Pratt prattgji09@gmail.com, 616.292.4908. Registration process questions? Please contact Liz at lbode@michiganumc.org, 616.459.4503 ext. 1211.

Blue Water District Youth Lay Servant Weekend

Beginning (Youth) Leadership Training (BLT)

This program was designed for youth in 5th—8th grade. This is a great opportunity to meet other youth from our district and grow in faith together. This is an introductory program to the youth lay servant ministry program. It focuses on what it means to be a servant leader. This program is lead by ministers and lay servants from around the Blue Water District. It is a life changing program that encourages, faith, family, and friends. This weekend we will offer two classes for our BLT participants. The basic class is for first-year participants and the advanced class is for our second and third-year participants. The youth from this program also help plan and lead Sunday morning worship service.

Youth Lay Servant (YLS)

Youth Lay Servant Ministries is a nationally recognized ministry in the United Methodist Church. This program is open to all young adults in grades 9-12. This program helps you expand your knowledge of the United Methodist Church, and it’s foundation in Lay Servant ministry. You explore your faith and church history with other youth from around the Blue Water District. This year we will be offering both the basic class and an advanced class.

The cost per youth for either BLT or YLS is $45. Click here for more details. Click here to the registration form. Registration deadline is April 15, 2018. For the youth covenant form, click here.

GR District Winter 2018 Lay Servant Classes

Winter 2018 Lay Servant Classes

Middleville UMC

Classes Offered:

  • Basic
  • Advanced: Leading in Prayer
  • Advanced: Search for Understanding/Children of Abraham (combination)

Fee is $25 per person and includes lunch/materials for both days. Registration is accomplished by contacting Jody Pratt and begins November 1, 2017 and ends January 1, 2018. Questions? Please contact Jody Pratt at prattgji09@gmail.com or call 269.792.0481 or 616.292.4908. Click HERE for a reminder flyer to print/post.

GR District Winter 2018 Lay Servant Classes

Winter 2018 Lay Servant Classes

Middleville UMC
Saturday’s January 13 and February 3

(Feb. 17 is alternate date due to inclement weather cancellation)

Classes Offered:

  • Basic
  • Advanced: Leading in Prayer
  • Advanced: “Faith Club” — Search for Understanding/Children of Abraham (combination)

Fee is $25 per person and includes lunch/materials for both days. Registration is through Jody Pratt.  Questions? Please contact Jody Pratt at prattgji09@gmail.com or call 269.792.0481 or 616.292.4908. Deadline to register is January 1, 2018.  Flyer

Albion District Lay Servant Training Nov 4 &11

 

ALBION DISTRICT
LAY SERVANT TRAINING NOVEMBER 4 & 11
UNION CITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
200 ELLEN STREET UNION CITY, MI 49094
8:30AM – 3:30PM

Two-Saturday Training Event (you choose one class to take)
The cost for either class is *$40 per person. All fees cover the cost of registration, material and lunch for both days. You must be able to attend your class choice both Saturdays in order to receive Lay Servant Credit

Classes Offered:

  • Basic Lay Servant Training
    Instructor: Rev. Rob Hughes
    This class provides the foundation for sound Christian leadership in your local United Methodist Church .This class will encourage you to discover and use your unique God-given spiritual gifts as we focus together on the areas of “caring, communicating, and leading.” You will discover guidelines for “best practices” as a leader within your local church and community, including what it means to be a servant-leader, and what it means to be an accountable disciple.
  • Advanced Class: Planning Worship                                                                                                                                                               Instructor Pastor Cydney Idsinga & Staff
    This class will help worship leaders with the basics of planning worship. Including explaining basic resources for planning and leading worship, giving the basic pattern of UM worship and its origins, giving practical suggestions how to renew and revitalize worship and more

Click Here for on-line Registration

Registration Deadline is Oct 26 at 4:00 PM
Class size is limited
Register Early!

If you have questions please call The Albion District Office – (517)629-8150 or
email office@albiondistrict.org

*Scholarships are available. Please contact the Albion District Office to inquire about a scholarship

GR District Fall 2017 Lay Servant Classes

Rockford UMC
Tuesday’s, October 3, 10,1 7, 24
$25 fee includes your materials

7-9pm (Oct. 3 start time is 6:45pm to accommodate registration)

Classes Offered:

  • Basic Class: (Keith Caldwell, instructor)
  • Advanced Class: Wesleyan Heritage (Jody Pratt/Sara Wolfsen, instructors)
  • Advanced Class: Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation (Don Williams, instructor)

Registration is by phone or email to Jody Pratt, and begins August 1. Deadline to register is September 15. Classes must have at least 10 participants to be held. Questions? Please contact Jody Pratt via email prattgji09@gmail.com or phone 616.292.4908. Click HERE for reminder flyer to print/post.

GR District Fall 2017 Lay Servant Classes

Rockford UMC
Tuesday’s, October 3, 10,1 7, 24
$25 fee includes your materials

7-9pm (Oct. 3 start time is 6:45pm to accommodate registration)

Classes Offered:

  • Basic Class: (Keith Caldwell, instructor)
  • Advanced Class: Wesleyan Heritage (Jody Pratt/Sara Wolfsen, instructors)
  • Advanced Class: Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation (Don Williams, instructor)

Registration is by phone or email to Jody Pratt, and begins August 1. Deadline to register is September 15. Classes must have at least 10 participants to be held. Questions? Please contact Jody Pratt via email prattgji09@gmail.com or phone 616.292.4908. Click HERE for reminder flyer to print/post.