Lay Visitors Training
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
This event recurs Weekly from Saturday, March 30, 2019 to Saturday, May 11, 2019

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Hennepin Avenue UMC
511 Groveland Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Mark Peterson

Hennepin Avenue UMC is offering a Lay Visitors Training Course in March-May 2019. When this class was offered in 2015 and 2017, other congregations sent students in order to develop or enhance their lay visitors program. We are inviting you to consider sending students to the 2019 course.

Instructors include current care team members, congregation clergy, and Mark Peterson—an ELCA pastor and experienced lay visitor trainer.

If you send students, you will be responsible for:
  1. Recruiting and approving the admission of the students from your congregation.
  2. Allowing each student to shadow you, or another pastoral visitor, on at least one hospital or home visit.
  3. Meeting with each student 1:1 when the course is over to make a decision about accepting them into your program. (Course leaders will share copies of students' coursework and an impression of their fitness for the work.)
  4. Remitting a $25 fee per student to cover expenses. (The registration fee can be paid by the student or the congregation.)

To register, contact Mark Peterson at or 612-435-1305.

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care team schedule 2019.pdf

Application Info: Acceptance is by referral from parish clergy or lay visitor coordinator
Registration Info: Contact Mark Peterson at or 612-435-1305.
Deadline: March 22, 2019 12:00 AM
Sponsor: Hennepin Avenue UMC

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058