Lay Ministry Training Dates 

Certified Lay Ministry (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  Learn More


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:


CLM Module I: Connection for Ministry-United Methodist Theology, History and Polity

February 22 and March 7, 2020   

Kingwood UMC
1799 Woodlands Hills Dr.
Kingwood, TX  77379

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CLM Module II:  Practice of Ministry-Pastoral Care and Worship

March 14 and 21, 2020

Kingwood UMC
1799 Woodlands Hills Dr.
Kingwood, TX  77379

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CLM Module III: Organization of Ministry
Organization of Ministry

March 28, 2020

Kingwood UMC 
1799 Woodlands Hills Dr. 
Kingwood, TX 77379

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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:

Northwest District Lay Servant Ministry Training

January 25, 2020

We will be offering the "Basic" class plus an advanced class: "Justice in Everyday Life" (a study of the Social Principles).

7:30 a.m. at Cedar Street UMC

1420 N. Church Ave

Tyler, TX 75702

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Southwest District Lay Servant Training 

May 1-2, 2020 at Brookshire FUMC

October 16-17, 2020 at Faith UMC in Richmond

Registration information will come later


West District Lay Servant School
Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 8:30 to 4:00 8:30 to 4:00 

Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 8:30 to 4:00 8:30 to 4:00

Cost: $40 by January 17; $50 until January 24  

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

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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 
903-758-7003
arohde@txcumc.org