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@miumcarchive.org, 616.459.4503 ext. 1211.

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

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.

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.

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.