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:

2022  CERTIFIED LAY MINISTER MODULE TRAINING                                                 

Module III:  Organization for Ministry: Leadership, Administration and Congregational Care                    Saturdays, September 10 and 17, 2022   Begin 9am                                                                                               Wildwood United Methodist Church, 8911 FM Rd. 1488, Magnolia, Texas 77354                                       Church Phone: 832.934.0100   

Coordinator: CLM Dr.JoanAppleton                                                                                                                        Instructor:  Rev. Dr. Greg Smith, Pastor of FUMC Cleveland

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2022  CERTIFIED LAY MINISTER MODULE TRAINING     

Module III:  Organization for Ministry: Leadership, Administration and Congregational Care                    Saturdays, September 17 and 24, 2022     9am to 3pm                                                                                          Winterfield United Methodist Church, 2616 Tryon Rd., Longview, TX 75605                                         Church Phone: 903.753-4825  

Instructor: Rev. David Goodwin, Pastor of New Boston, Tapp UMC

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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

2022 LAY SERVANT TRAINING SESSIONS
 

East District

TBA

Central South District

TBA

West District

TBA

Southwest District

TBA

Northwest District

TBA

District Lay Ministry Directors


Central South District

Juanita Jackson                

jjackson3014@sbcglobal.net

North District

Ross Hyde                          

revrosshyde@outlook.com         

Northwest District

Dr. Karen Jones                 

revkaren45@aol.com

Southwest District

Ramona Riggs & Evelyn Jammer                 

ramona.riggs@faithumc.org               

evelyn_jammer@yahoo.com

West District

Dan Fischer                         

dantxag@gmail.com