Certified Lay Ministry - North East District

The Certified Lay Minister (CLM) is a position that was created by the 2004 session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. This position was designed to enhance the quality of ministry and ability of small membership churches and team ministry in larger membership churches to meet the spiritual and temporal needs of a constantly changing world. (Paragraph 268 in the 2016 Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church.)

CLMs preach the Word, provide care ministry to the congregation, assist in program leadership, and are a witness in the community as part of a ministry team with the supervision and support of a clergyperson. The CLM can be assigned by a district superintendent to provide lay servant leadership in a ministry or in a church. 

If you are interested in finding out more about Certified Lay Ministry, feel free to come to an exploration meeting on October 15, 2016, 1-4 p.m. @ Fleming Island UMC, 7170 Highway 17, Fleming Island. Please reserve your spot. Click here to RSVP to attend the exploration meeting. 

Download the CLM Application Form.

Download the Criminal Records & Credit Check Authorization Form.

Contact Us

The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011