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:


CLM Trainings:

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

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

Oct. 12 and Oct. 26, 2019
(9 am to 4 pm)

Deer Park UMC (South Dist.)
1300 E 13th St. 
Deer Park, TX 77536   Instructor, TBS

October 5 and 12, 2019
(9 am to 3 PM)

at Ore City UMC (North Dist.)
With Instructor: Rev. David Williamson



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

Leading Worship, Preaching/Sharing Faith, Discipleship Ministries &  Caring for a Congregation

September 14 & October 5 (9am to 4 PM) Now two days instead of three

Kingwood UMC
1799 Woodlands Hills Dr.
Kingwood, TX  77379

with instructor, Rev. Chris Harrison (Note: This is 3 DAY Training)



CLM Module III: Organization of Ministry
Organizing a Congregation for Mission and Ministry

September 28 (1 PM – 4 PM) one day instead of two

Kingwood UMC 
1799 Woodlands Hills Dr. 
Kingwood, TX 77379
with instructor, Rev. Bill Posey



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:

Lay Servant Academy

October 18 (6:30-9PM) & Saturday, October 19 (8AM-5PM)

Parkway UMC, Sugar Land

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North District Lay Servant Training 
October 26 

At Maud FUMC
206 Main St. Maud Texas 75567

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Contact Rev. Ross Hyde at for further details.

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

Saturday, February 15 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

West District
Natalie Patterson

Southwest District
Robert Johnson

Northwest District
Rev. Karen Jones

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



Certified Lay Minister Application

Certified Lay Minster Annual Report

CLM Candidate Charge Conference Approval Report

Certified Lay Servant Annual Report



Anna Rohde, Conference Director of Lay Servant Ministries 
1101 Pine Tree Rd. 
Longview, Texas 75604