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 

Certified Lay Minister Application

For more information please contact:


Joan is available to meet with any individuals who are interested in starting Lay Ministries training or need direction in the path of study for Certified Lay Servant, Certified Lay Speaker, or Certified Lay Minister.




Dr. Joan Appleton 
731-225-4145

 

 

 

CLM Consultation Meetings 

with CLM Dir. Lay Ministries, Joan Appleton

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 Consultation Meeting Dates:

TBA


CLM Trainings: 

2024  CERTIFIED LAY MINISTER MODULE TRAINING   

TBD


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

2024 LAY SERVANT TRAINING SESSIONS

Metro District

TBD

Northeast District

TBA

Northwest District

TBA

Southeast District 

TBA

Southwest District

Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course
Saturday, October 19, 2024 9am - 4pm (check-in 8:30am)
Crossroads UMC | 10030 Scarsdale Blvd. | Houston, TX 77089
$25 (includes materials, lunch and snacks) 
Click here to register: Lay Servant Ministries registration

Curso Básico de Ministerios de Siervo Laico (curso en Español)
Sábado, 19 de octubre, 2024: 9am - 4pm (puertas se abren a las 8:30am)
Crossroads UMC | 10030 Scarsdale Blvd. | Houston, TX 77089
$25 (incluye materiales, almuerzo y refrigerios) 
Haga clic aquí para para registrarse: Registración para curso de Siervo Laico 

 

District Lay Ministry Directors

Metro District
Gwen Mason

Northeast District
Rev. Brant Graham
 

Northwest District
Dr. Karen Jones                 
revkare

Southeast District
Jackie Rachal

Southwest District
Kelli Merritt