Lay Ministry

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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Certified Lay Minister Application

Certified Lay Minster Annual Report

CLM Candidate Charge Conference Approval Report



Anna Rohde, Conference Director of Lay Servant Ministries 
1511 Judson Rd., Ste A
Longview, TX  75601

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CLM Trainings:

CLM Group Consultation Meetings with CLM Consultant Rev. Dan Hoke and Anna Rohde 

In the second quarter, one will be set in the Houston area. The program for each meeting will cover the same material so you only need to attend one of  meetings. The meetings are held on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 noon.

CLM Module I Training

Connection for Ministry        
United Methodist Theology, History and Polity

September 16 and 23, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 PM
Greggton United Methodist Church 
1101 Pine Tree Rd., Longview, Texas 75604
Rev. Dr. Del Covington of Summerfield/Diana UMCs

Module I Registration

CLM Module II Training

Pastoral Care and Worship
September 2, 9 and 16, 2017 
“Please note this Module will be conducted on THREE DAYS”
9 am to 4:00 PM
Jacksonville First United Methodist Church
1031 SE Loop 456, Jacksonville, Texas 75766
 Rev. Dr. Allison Cambre 

Module II Registration

CLM Module III Training 
Organizing a Congregation for Mission and Ministry

September / October
9:00 am to 4:00 PM  
Houston Area       
Instructor: TBS

CLS Trainings:

Basic, Advanced-Preaching and Advanced-God's Mission, Our Journey -

Location: Beaumont Texas

Saturday, October 21, 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m., Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Sunday, October 22, 2:00—5:00 p.m.

You must attend BOTH days to receive credit for the course.

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