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.
We are not currently offering CLM training.