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.

Albion District Lay Servant Ministry Weekend – October 2017

This weekend will offer 3 advanced classes and the basic lay servant training class to choose from.

Classes offered are:

  • Basic Lay Servant Ministry Class –  Pastor Tim & Esther Puckett
  • Advanced Class: Leading Worship: Worshiping With United Methodists – Rev. Eric Beck
  • Advanced Class: Dancing With Words: Rev. Karin Orr
  • Advanced Class: Devotional Life in Wesleyan Tradition – Staff

Lodging will be offered at Wesley Woods in the Lodge and the Retreat center as well as an option to commute each day. Space is limited in each class and the accommodations so it is wise to register early.

Registration deadline is Sept 25 at 4:00 PM. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THAT DATE

For full color brochure and class descriptions Click Here: Albion District Lay Servant Ministries Brochure Fall 2017

For registration CLICK HERE

If you have further questions, please contact the Albion District Office at 517-629-8150

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.

Kalamazoo District Lay Servant Classes @ Coloma UMC

Classes are free – order your own book and bring a sack lunch.
Classes with fewer than 4 people will be canceled.
Registration deadline for each class is one week prior to the first session.

Register online.

Basic Course
March 18 & March 25, 9am-3pm, Westwood UMC
Living Our United Methodist Beliefs *
March 25 & April 1, 9am-3pm, Westwood UMC
Leading in Prayer *
April 22 & 29, 9am-3pm, Gobles UMC
God’s Mission… Our Journey
April 22 & May 13, 9am-3pm, Gobles UMC
Justice in Everyday Life
May 6 & May 20, 9am-3pm, Coloma UMC
Life Together in the United Methodist Connection *
May 6 & May 20, 9am-3pm, Coloma UMC
You Can Preach! *
May 6 & May 20, 9am-3pm, Coloma UMC

* class fulfills a requirement for Certified Lay Speaker status

Download the flyer for class descriptions and book information.

Kalamazoo District Lay Servant Classes @ Gobles UMC

Classes are free – order your own book and bring a sack lunch.
Classes with fewer than 4 people will be canceled.
Registration deadline for each class is one week prior to the first session.

Register online.

Basic Course
March 18 & March 25, 9am-3pm, Westwood UMC
Living Our United Methodist Beliefs *
March 25 & April 1, 9am-3pm, Westwood UMC
Leading in Prayer *
April 22 & 29, 9am-3pm, Gobles UMC
God’s Mission… Our Journey
April 22 & May 13, 9am-3pm, Gobles UMC
Justice in Everyday Life
May 6 & May 20, 9am-3pm, Coloma UMC
Life Together in the United Methodist Connection *
May 6 & May 20, 9am-3pm, Coloma UMC
You Can Preach! *
May 6 & May 20, 9am-3pm, Coloma UMC

* class fulfills a requirement for Certified Lay Speaker status

Download the flyer for class descriptions and book information.

Kalamazoo District Lay Servant Classes @ Coloma UMC

Classes are free – order your own book and bring a sack lunch.
Classes with fewer than 4 people will be canceled.
Registration deadline for each class is one week prior to the first session.

Register online.

Basic Course
March 18 & March 25, 9am-3pm, Westwood UMC
Living Our United Methodist Beliefs *
March 25 & April 1, 9am-3pm, Westwood UMC
Leading in Prayer *
April 22 & 29, 9am-3pm, Gobles UMC
God’s Mission… Our Journey
April 22 & May 13, 9am-3pm, Gobles UMC
Justice in Everyday Life
May 6 & May 20, 9am-3pm, Coloma UMC
Life Together in the United Methodist Connection *
May 6 & May 20, 9am-3pm, Coloma UMC
You Can Preach! *
May 6 & May 20, 9am-3pm, Coloma UMC

* class fulfills a requirement for Certified Lay Speaker status

Download the flyer for class descriptions and book information.

Kalamazoo District Lay Servant Classes @ Gobles UMC

Classes are free – order your own book and bring a sack lunch.
Classes with fewer than 4 people will be canceled.
Registration deadline for each class is one week prior to the first session.

Register online.

Basic Course
March 18 & March 25, 9am-3pm, Westwood UMC
Living Our United Methodist Beliefs *
March 25 & April 1, 9am-3pm, Westwood UMC
Leading in Prayer *
April 22 & 29, 9am-3pm, Gobles UMC
God’s Mission… Our Journey
April 22 & May 13, 9am-3pm, Gobles UMC
Justice in Everyday Life
May 6 & May 20, 9am-3pm, Coloma UMC
Life Together in the United Methodist Connection *
May 6 & May 20, 9am-3pm, Coloma UMC
You Can Preach! *
May 6 & May 20, 9am-3pm, Coloma UMC

* class fulfills a requirement for Certified Lay Speaker status

Download the flyer for class descriptions and book information.

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 1, 2017.

Kalamazoo District Lay Servant Classes @ Gobles UMC

Classes are free – order your own book and bring a sack lunch.
Classes with fewer than 4 people will be canceled.
Registration deadline for each class is one week prior to the first session.

Register online.

Basic Course
March 18 & March 25, 9am-3pm, Westwood UMC
Living Our United Methodist Beliefs *
March 25 & April 1, 9am-3pm, Westwood UMC
Leading in Prayer *
April 22 & 29, 9am-3pm, Gobles UMC
God’s Mission… Our Journey
April 22 & May 13, 9am-3pm, Gobles UMC
Justice in Everyday Life
May 6 & May 20, 9am-3pm, Coloma UMC
Life Together in the United Methodist Connection *
May 6 & May 20, 9am-3pm, Coloma UMC
You Can Preach! *
May 6 & May 20, 9am-3pm, Coloma UMC

* class fulfills a requirement for Certified Lay Speaker status

Download the flyer for class descriptions and book information.

Albion District Lay Servant Ministry Weekend – April 2017

Albion District Lay Servant Ministries is offering a weekend learning opportunity that is filled with fellowship in a setting specifically designed for spiritual growth. This weekend will offer 3 advanced classes and the basic lay servant training class to choose from.

Classes offered are:

  • Basic Lay Servant Ministry Class –  Pastor John Sterner & Elaine Eicher
  • Advanced Class: The Method of our Mission –  DS Tamara Williams &  Pastor Cyndi Veilleux
  • Advanced Class: Planning Worship – Pastor Cydney Idsinga & Heidi Rawson
  • Advanced Class: Transforming Evangelism – Pastor Jim Stilwell and Vicki Fisher

Lodging will be offered at Wesley Woods in the Lodge and the Retreat center as well as an option to commute each day. Space is limited in each class and the accommodations so it is wise to register early.

Registration deadline is April 10 at 4:00 PM. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THAT DATE

For full color brochure and class descriptions Click Here: Albion District Lay Servant Ministries Brochure Spring 2017

For registration CLICK HERE

If you have further questions, please contact the Albion District Office at 517-629-8150