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 in Brunswick, GA
Jan 15, Jan 29, Feb 12, Feb 26, March 12, March 26
Winter Class in Leesburg, GA
Jan 22, Feb 5, Feb 19, March 5, March 19, April 2
Summer Immersion Class Brunswick, GA
June 20 - June 24
Fall Class in Leesburg, GA
Sept 10, Sept 24, Oct 8, Oct 22, Nov 5, Nov 19
Contact Anne Bosarge at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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):