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
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.
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.
Anna Rohde, Conference Director of Lay Servant Ministries
1511 Judson Rd., Ste A
Longview, TX 75601
Module I: Connection for Ministry
United Methodist Theology, History and Polity
(10/29 & 11/05) at:
11140 Greenbay St.
Houston, TX 77024
The instructor will be:
Rev. Bob Johnson
Module II: Practice of Ministry
Pastoral Care and Worship
Module III: Organization of Ministry
Organizing a congregation for mission and ministry.
East District Office
Located behind St. Paul United Methodist Church
1507 S. John Redditt Dr., Lufkin, Texas 75915
Lay Servant Training
Daingerfield First United Methodist Church
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Contact: Rev. Ross Hyde
903-220-3023 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Certified Lay Servant Training
November 5 and 6
St. Paul’s UMC
Bridge City, Texas