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 January 2017 and registration for that training is now closed. To be considered for the CLM training in 2018, please contact Pam Mullay @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-396-3026.
Download the CLM Application Form.
Download the Criminal Records & Credit Check Authorization Form.