Lay Ministry Training

Local church training is an essential component to growth and evangelism. Ephesians 4:16 -17 is a beautiful picture of God’s desire for His church. With Jesus as our head – “from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective work by which every part does its share…edifying itself in love.” 

The Illinois Conference remains committed not only to the continuing education and training of its Pastors but providing support and training to lay members (ministers). Ellen White stressed that we “hunger and thirst for the gifts of the Spirit” and that we “offer our petitions to God” to pray for, study about, and explore our gifts (Acts of Apostles p. 50). We look forward to partnering with local Churches and helping members capture the joy of service. Please consider attending one of the many training events as provided by your local church or through the Conference-wide events offered in the 2019 calendar:

  • Southern IL at the Marion SDA Church, Sunday, April 14 from 10:00am-6:00pm
    • Deadline to register is March 31, 2019
  • Central IL at the Peoria SDA Church, Sunday, June 16 from 10:00am-6:00pm
    • Deadline to register is June 2, 2019
  • Northern IL at the Illinois Conference, Sunday, September 29 from 10:00am-6:00p
    • Deadline to register is September 15, 2019

Training Seminars include: Treasurers, Clerks, Elders, Small Groups, Bible Study Tools, Lay Pastor, Prayer, Media, and Preaching. Don't miss this opportunity to network and learn new skills sure to enhance your ministry opportunities.

All training is free and lunch is provided. If you have any questions, please call Christine Peña at 630-856-2854 or email cpena@ilcsda.org 

Please register by clicking here.  Note that registration will open up two months before each training date.