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 M. 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:

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 TRAINING SESSION

Saturday, July 24 and 31, 2021  10:00am - 2:00pm

Friendship United Methodist Church

22388 Ford Rd., Porter, Texas

COST: $15   Textbooks & lunch included

For More Information click here for Registration Flyer

 

Upcoming Lay Servant Training Sessions

Basic and Advanced Courses will offered

Faith United Methodist Church

4600 Farm to Market 359, Richmond, TX 77406

Online Registration

 

August 28:

“Lay Servant Ministries – Basic Course” by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson

“Living Our United Methodist Beliefs” by George Hovaness Donigian Pastor Sue Lyle

“Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts” by Charles V. Bryant (Pastor RaMona Riggs – Instructor)

Sept. 18:

“Lay Servant Ministries – Basic Course” by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson

“Leading Worship” by Taylor Burton-Edwards (Rev. Dr. Sterling Allen – Instructor)

“Polity, Practice & the Mission of the United Methodist Church” by Thomas Edward Frank (Rev. Tony Vinson, SW DS – Instructor)

Oct. 23:

“Lay Servant Ministries – Basic Course” by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson

“Planning Worship” by Taylor Burton-Edwards (Rev. Dr. Sterling Allen – Instructor)

“Lay Pastoral Care Giving” by Tim Farabaugh (Pastor RaMona Riggs – Instructor)

Feb. 5, 2022

“Lay Servant Ministries – Basic Course” by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson Pastor Sue Lyle

“Called to Preach” by Dawn Chesser

“Let the Whole Church Say Amen” by Laurence Hull Stookey

 

District Lay Ministry Directors

North District
Rev. Ross Hyde
revrosshyde@outlook.com

West District
Natalie Patterson
Natalie.patterson@fumcbryan.org

East District
Rev. David Goodwin
david_p_goodwin@hotmail.com

Southwest District
Rev. Ramona Riggs
ramona.riggs@faithumc.org

Evelyn Jammer
evelyn_jammer@yahoo.com

Northwest District
Rev. Karen Jones
revkaren45@aol.com

Central South District
Juanita Jackson
jjackson3014@sbcglobal.net


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