Lay Servant Ministry Training Opportunities

Lay Servant Ministry Training Opportunities are available throughout the 10 Districts in the Indiana Conference.  Information for classes is listed according to Districts, however those interested can take a class in any District.  

If you have questions please contact Natalie Macy at natalie.macy@inumc.org or the District contact listed.  

Central 

Saturday, Nov. 4: North UMC, 3808 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis 46208

Contact:  District Director of Lay Servant Ministries - Anthony Swinger; anthonyswinger@yahoo.com; (317) 372-4991

 

East District

Muncie Riverside UMC on Sundays February 5, 12, and 19.

We will include these courses:

BASIC

Go Preach!

Discover Your Spiritual Gifts

Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition

Contact:  

Assistant Director of Lay Servant Ministries - Jake Ohlemiller; jake.ohlemiller@inumc.org; (765) 637-8965

Assistant Director of Lay Servant Ministries - Curtis Banker; curtis.banker@inumc.org

Assistant Director of Lay Servant Ministries - Rev. Scott Bell; pastorscott@emumc.com; (812) 234-0776

 

North

September 10 - October 1, 2017 - Each Sunday afternoon from 1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. at Trinity UMC - Classes include:  Basic, Beginning Preaching, Advanced Preaching, Lay Pastoral Care Giving and Holy Club-UMC Polity.

2018 

February 3 - March 3, 2018 - Each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Evangel Heights UMC - Class offerings TBD

March 4 - March 25, 2018 - Each Sunday afternoon from 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Michigan City First UMC - Class offerings TBD

Contact:  District Director of Lay Servant Ministries - Denise Parker; Dparker3434@gmail.com; (574) 361-7243

 

North Central

Saturday, September 23 and 30, 2017 -  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kemp UMC, 228 N. Main St., Tipton

2018

Saturday, April 28 and May 5, 2018 - 9am to 3pm, Location TBD

Contact:  District Director of Lay Servant Ministries - Karen Zimmerman; karen.p.zimmerman@gmail.com; (765) 438-4535  

 

Northeast

September 10th thru October 8th, Each Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Taylor Chapel,10145 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne, In 46835

Classes offered:

Basic 

Preaching 1, 2, & 3 

Heritage/Polity

Bible

“The Call” 

Christian Coaching with Dave Neckers

2018

Save the Dates! April 8, 2018 through May 6, 2018.

Contact:  

Assistant Director of Lay Servant Ministries - Ginger Booker; bookermom@gmail.com; (260) 750-1962

Assistant Director of Lay Servant Ministries - Julie Nusbaum; nusbaum5@frontier.com; (260) 488-3072

 

Northwest

October 21, 2017    8 am - 6 pm ET

Location: Twelve Mile UMC, State Rd. 16  

   1). Basic

   2). Accountable Discipleship

   3). Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition

Contact:  Director of Lay Servant Ministries - Jean Hoover; postmaster46988@hotmail.com 

 

South District 

August 26 - Marengo UMC - 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Classes:  Basic, Leading in Prayer, Living Our United Methodist Beliefs 

September 30 - Salem UMC - 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.  

Classes:  Basic, Leading Worship, United Methodist Polity  

Contact:  District Director of Lay Servant Ministries - Bob Wells; brlwells1937@twc.com; (502) 419-6668

 

Southeast

All classes are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per class payable to INUMC. Participants purchase the necessary book for each course. 

Basic Courses

September 9 at Batesville UMC – registration – deadline to register is August 26.

Advanced Courses

 “Leading In Prayer” - September 16 at Batesville UMC  – deadline to register is September 2.

"You can Preach!" - September 30 at Bloomington St. Paul UMC - deadline to register is September 16.

“Living Our UM Beliefs” - October 14 at Madison Trinity UMC – deadline to register is September 30.

“Discover Your Spiritual Gifts” - November 4 at Versailles Tyson UMC  – deadline to register is October 21.

2018

BASIC Course
April 14, 2018: Madison Trinity UMC - Deadline to register March 31, 2018
September 29, 2018: Bloomington St. Paul UMC - Deadline to register September 15, 2018

Advanced Courses
"Life Together in the United Methodist Connection" - March 10, 2018: Rockford UMC - Deadline to register February 24, 2018
"Justice in Everyday Life" - May 19, 2018: Batesville UMC - Deadline to register May 5, 2018
"Dancing with Words" - June 16, 2018: Tyson UMC - Deadline to register June 2, 2018
"Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Resolution" - August 11, 2018: Bloomington St. Paul UMC - Deadline to register July 28, 2018
"Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century" - August 18, 2018: Madison Trinity UMC - Deadline to register August 4, 2018
"Living Our United Methodist Beliefs" - September 8, 2018 Rockford UMC - Deadline to register August 25, 2018
"From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon" - October 13, 2018: Tanner Valley UMC - Deadline to register September 29, 2018

Contact:  District Director of Lay Servant Ministries – Sarah Schwab; sschwab@aol.com; (318) 548-4156

 

Southwest

Sept 23, 2017

Registration 8 am CT, Classes 8:30 - 2:30 pm CT 

Location:  Blue Grass UMC, 14200 Petersburg Road, Evansville

Courses Offered:  Polity and Lay Pastoral Care Giving 

Lunch will be provided for class participants.   

Contact:  District Director of Lay Servant Ministries - Amy Hartig; amy.hartig@inumc.org; (812) 453-7346

 

West 

December 9 at Mt. Pleasant in Terre Haute

Classes offered: Bassic, UMC Heritage, Worship, Preaching, and Prayer.  

Contact:  District Director of Lay Servant Ministries - Jim Roach; jim.roach@inumc.org; (812) 360-5159

 

 

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