Lay Ministry Training Dates 

Certified Lay Ministry (CLM)

What Is a Certified Lay Minister?

A certified lay minister is a certified lay servant, certified lay missioner (or equivalent as defined by his or her central conference), who is called and equipped to conduct public worship, care for the congregation, assist in program leadership, develop new and existing faith communities, preach the Word, lead small groups, or establish community ministries as part of a ministry team with the supervision and support of a clergy person. A certified lay minister is assigned by a district superintendent in accordance with ¶419.2. (2016 Book of Discipline, ¶268.1

Full Definition 


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:

TBA


CLM Trainings:

2021 Certified Lay Ministry Module Training Certified Lay Ministry Module I:

Connection for Ministry- UMC Theology, History & Polity

Two Saturdays, January 23 and January 30, 2021

Winterfield United Methodist Church; 2616 Tryon Rd., Longview, TX 75605

9 am to 3 PM with instructors, Rev. Joseph Thomas & Rev. Michael Johnston

For More Information click here for Registration Flyer


TBA


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. Learn More

CLS Trainings:

2021 LAY SERVANT SCHOOL

Saturday, February 13, 2021 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

First UMC 506 E. 28th St Bryan, TX 77803

COST: $30   Textbooks & lunch included

No Registrations after Jan 11

For More Information click here for Registration Flyer

 

District Lay Ministry Directors

North District
Rev. Ross Hyde
revrosshyde@outlook.com

West District
Natalie Patterson
Natalie.patterson@fumcbryan.org

Southwest District
Robert Johnson
jobbymjohnson@yahoo.com

Northwest District
Rev. Karen Jones
revkaren45@aol.com


Lay Speaker:

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

 

Documents

Certified Lay Minister Application

Certified Lay Minster Annual Report

CLM Candidate Charge Conference Approval Report

Certified Lay Servant Annual Report

 

Contact:

Anna Rohde, Conference Director of Lay Servant Ministries 
1101 Pine Tree Rd. 
Longview, Texas 75604 
arohde@txcumc.org  903-522-0490