Northwest District Lay Servant Academy

March 28, 2020 - March 29, 2020

Saturday March 28 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

and Sunday March 29 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Remington UMC

121 S Ohio St

Remington IN


Cost:  $15.00 per person

Payment Information:  Visa and MasterCard accepted

Please print a copy of your registration for your receipt.

Check payments must be mailed within 7 days of registration.  Please include a copy of your invoice with your check.

Make checks payable to INUMC

Mail to:
Attn:  Lisa Timmerman
301 Pennsylvania Parkway, #300
Indianapolis, IN 46280

Registration deadline:  March 23, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Cancellation policy:   cancellations must be received via email to by 11:59 pm on  March 23, 2020 to be eligible for a refund less processing fee.  No refunds after this date.


Class Choices:

  • Introduction to Lay Ministry:  The Basic Course - This course is foundational for all courses in lay servant ministries.  Participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership, developing future leaders, remaining rooted in consistent spiritual practices,and being part of a group that holds members accountable in their discipleship.  Instructor:  Pastor Nate Eckert.  Book:  Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson & Brian Jackson DR627*978-0-88177-626-3. Cost for the book $11.00, available through or;  Kindle version $9.99 through Amazon.
  • Leading Worship (required for Certified Lay Speaker).  This course focuses on the ministry of the lay servant who either regularly or occasionally leads a group or congregation in worship.  Instructor:  Rev. Jeff Smith.  Book:  Worshiping with United Methodists (Revised) by Hoyt Hickman.  AB526*978-0-68733-526-8.  Cost $11.99 through, $13.01 through Amazon.  Kindle Version $10.99 through Amazon.
  • Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century - This is a practical guide for building ministry for older adults.  Instructor:  Pastor Brenda McIntosh.  Book:  Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century by Richard H. Gentzler, Jr.  DR540*978-0-88177-540-2.  Cost $13.00 through or Amazon (used books available through Amazon).

NOTE:  Required book must be read prior to the class.