Laity have long been an integral part of Methodist ministry. Lay leaders, lay speakers, and lay missioners have served the church almost since its inception.
Certified Lay Ministers (CLMs) typically provide ministry in part-time or volunteer roles in a variety of formats including conducting public worship, caring for the congregation, assisting in program leadership, developing new and existing faith communities, preaching the Word, leading small groups, and establishing community outreach ministries. Congregational Development and Connectional Ministries have partnered to offer a training opportunity to help laity deepen their leadership skills and gain practical, hands-on experience.
Participating in the CLM program will make any lay person a stronger leader in their church, she said.
The coursework includes holistic ministry training covering the following topics:
During the training, participants will develop a team of leaders and support system within their current congregation who will encourage them throughout the course and beyond. Participants will also build relationships with other South Georgia lay leaders and learn, practice, implement, share, and be inspired to take what they’ve learned and put it into action.
Module 1- Call and Covenant for Ministry
Module 2- The Practice of Ministry
Module 3- Organization for Ministry
Module 4- Connection for Ministry
The cost for the class is $300 per person, which includes lunch, snacks, and curriculum materials for the entire course.
Winter Class- Jesup First UMC in Jesup
Jan. 21, Feb. 4, Feb. 18, March 4, March 18, April 1
Summer Immersion Class- Brunswick, location TBD
Fall Class- Perry UMC in Perry
Sept. 9, Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 18,
MMT Covenant - https://sgaumc-reg.brtapp.com/
Discipleship Meeting Sign-In- https://sgaumc-reg.brtapp.com/
Sermon Notes- https://sgaumc-reg.brtapp.com/
Spiritual Rule of Life- https://sgaumc-reg.brtapp.com/
Care Ministry Log- https://sgaumc-reg.brtapp.com/
DCOM application forms (please choose the correct form for your district):
DCOM CLM Recertification form (all districts, required every 2 years):