Certified Lay Ministry Classes

CLM Trainings: See Below


CLS Trainings: See Below

 Lay Servant Ministries Academy

The mission of the Lay Servant Ministries is to equip God's People to do His work and build up the church, the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-12

Lay Servant Ministries


What is a Certified Lay Minister (CLM)?

A Certified Lay Minister is a qualified United Methodist layperson called to congregational leadership as part of a ministry team under the supervision a clergyperson. Paragraph 271 in the 2012 Book of Discipline explains Certified Lay Ministry, requirements, and service distinction. Full Definition

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What is a Certified Lay Servant (CLS)?

Lay Servants are to serve the local church or charge in any way in which their witness or leadership and service inspires the laity to deeper commitment to Christ and more effective discipleship. This includes the interpretation of scriptures, doctrine, organization, and ministries of the church.

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What is a Lay Speaker?

Certified Lay Servant or person, with equivalent training as defined by his or her district or conference, who provides pulpit supply.

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 Documents

Certified Lay Minister Application

Certified Lay Minster Annual Report

CLM Candidate Charge Conference Approval Report

 

Contact:

Anna Rohde, Conference Director of Lay Servant Ministries 
1511 Judson Rd., Ste A
Longview, TX  75601
903-758-7003
arohde@txcumc.org? 

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR CLASSES:

CLM Group Consultation Meetings with CLM Consultant Rev. Dan Hoke and and Dir. Lay Ministries, Anna Rohde 

These meetings include a program covering educational ministry material, fellowship and question and answer period. All are welcome to attend. They are held on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 noon.

CLM Group Consultation Meeting Dates are: February 16 at 10 am at Summit UMC in Marshall, Texas and March 30 at 10 am at Deerpark UMC

 

CLM Trainings: TBA Later

CLM Module Trainings will begin again in the Fall. Dates and times will be posted soon.

Certified Lay Minister Quarterly Group Consultation Meeting

With CLM Consultant Rev. Dr. Dan Hoke and Anna M Rohde

Dates TBD

All are welcome to attend this meeting that offers training, fellowship, discussions and more on ministry in the local church and beyond. Topics vary at each quarter and all your questions are welcome.

 

CLS Trainings:

Southwest District

May 10-11, 2019 Brazoria FUMC
Oct 18-19, 2018 Parkway UMC

May 10-11, 2019 Brazoria FUMCBasic Course Course is the foundational to discover and em-ploy spiritual gifts and teaches importance of exercising servant leadership. Prepare a 10 minute devotion to share in the class.Book: Lay Servant Ministries Participant's Guide (Jackson)Lay Pastoral Care GivingCourses focuses on equipping the Lay Servant who provides Pastoral care and offers insight into the life span and dynamics of contemporary life.Book: Lay Pastoral Care Giving (Farabaugh)

Oct 18-19, 2018 Parkway UMCBasic Course Course is the foundational to discover and em-ploy spiritual gifts and teaches importance of exercising servant leadership. Prepare a 10 minute devotion to share in the class.Book: Lay Servant Ministries Participant's Guide (Jackson)Leading Prayer Courses focuses on building confidence and skill in in both public and private prayer..Book: Let the Whole Church Say Amen (Stookey)