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 clergy person. The CLM can be assigned by a district superintendent to provide lay servant leadership in a ministry or in a church. 


The first CLM Module will begin in February 2017. Dates/times and locations are still being finalized. If you are interested in becoming a CLM, be sure to download the application form below and follow the instructions. All criminal records & credit checks will be handled through the District Office. For more information, please contact Pam Mullay @ flumc-ne@flumc.org or 904-396-3026. 


Download the CLM Application Form.

Download the Criminal Records & Credit Check Authorization Form.

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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