Sign up for Cycle 4 of CLayM@Home Now
Cycle 4 of CLayM@Home will begin March 4, 2013 - with Retreats April 27-28 and June 8-9.
ClayM@Home (DVD training series) provides instruction through distance learning with approximately four months to complete the training.
This will be the last time this conference year that CLayM@Home will be offered.
To sign up, download and complete application form or contact Training Coordinator Perry Polk at email@example.com or 707.422.4595.
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CLayM Classes Begin Soon
It's time to register for the upcoming Certified Lay Minister (CLayM) classes. Cycle 2 of CLayM@Home will begin Monday, Sept. 3. Retreats will take place Oct. 13-14 and Dec. 1-2 as a part of this course.
CLayMAway, the residential program, will run Oct. 29-Nov. 2 and Jan. 21-25.
Applicants must have their complete application package to their district superintendent two weeks before the start of classes. Download application materials here, or contact CLayM Coordinator Perry Polk at...
CLayM Announces Changes as Registration Opens
Registration has opened for the Certified Lay Minister (CLayM) program for 2012-13, which trains laypersons for effective and expanded service in the local church and community.
There are three ways to take CLayM training.
CLayMAway – a two-week residential training.
CLayM@Home – training via DVD.
CLayMTEL – online program with the Pacific School of Religion
For more information about these options, visit the CLayM page on the Conference website. You...
Anne Dilenschneider Leads Transformational Leadership Course This Month in Stockton
Anne Dilenschneider returns to California in January to teach the annual CLayM pastors' course in spirituality and leadership, as she has done each year since 1999.
This year she will be offering a mid-week, 11-hour (1.1 CEU credits) Transformational Leadership course for clergy and laity on Tuesday evening, January 17 (6-9 p.m.) and on Wednesday, January 18 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at Grace United Methodist Church in Stockton.
Transformational Leadership is a specific philosophy of community...
Don't Forget to Sign up for January CLayM@Home Class!
December is busy – but in the hustle and bustle, don't forget to sign up for the last CLayM@Home class for this Conference year. It begins on New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2012!
CLayM@Home is a DVD-based training class, but does include two mandatory retreats (Feb 18-19 and April 28-29).
Applications are being accepted now. Please be sure to include all five reference forms when you send your application to your district superintendent.
Cost is $299 for each of the two...
Final CLayM@Home Class for This Conference Year Begins New Year's Day
The final CLayM@Home class for this Conference year will begin on January 1. This DVD-based training class includes two mandatory retreats – Feb 18-19 and April 28-29.
The cost is $299 for each of the two sessions of DVD classes (does not include the cost of lodging at the retreat site).
Applications are being accepted now. The district superintendents have requested that all five reference forms accompany the application when it is sent to them.
To find out more and to...
Sign up Now for November 'CLayM Away' Classes
Recruitment is underway for the Conference Certified Lay Ministry program's next CLayMAway course, which is offered in two class blocks beginning in November (Nov. 14-18, 2011 and Jan. 16-20, 2012). CLayMAway is the training with live instructors. This year the weeklong trainings will take place at Mercy Center in Auburn.
Remember: It is necessary to complete the November class before taking the class in January; no new entries will be allowed for the January class, except at the request...
Apply Now for August and November CLayM Courses
Applications are being accepted now for the August 29 entry for CLayM@Home, the November CLayMAway program, and for CLayMOnline, which begins in mid-August.
CLayM has undergone a title change, recently, to Certified Lay Minister program rather than Conference Lay Minister program.
According to CLayM Training Coordinator Perry Polk, when the California-Nevada Annual Conference established CLayM, 20 years ago, it was the only Conference utilizing lay ministers. In 2004, however, The...
Sign up Now for July 9 Certified Lay Minister 'at Home' Training
CLayM@Home, the "stay-at-home" version of Certified Lay Minister training, will have three cycles this conference year, each broken into two sessions – with the first cycle beginning on July 9.
Most of the course work for CLayM@Home is done through independent study utilizing DVDs, but there are two mandatory weekend retreats at the end of each session.
Sign up now for Cycle 1 of CLayM@Home! You'll find complete details on the CLayM page on the Conference website...
CLayM Name Change Signals New Level of Prestige for Program. Sign up at ACS!
The California-Nevada Annual Conference Lay Minister (CLayM) program has undergone a name change, consistent with some changes to align the program with the 2008 Discipline.
Watch video with CLayM Program Director Perry Polk (at right) to find out more. (Runs 2 min. 18 sec.)
In second video, below, Perry talks about the ways CLayM training is offered, and says you can sign up at Annual Conference Session (June 15-18 at the Sacramento Convention Center) to take a CLayM course. He...
Remember to Register by End of Year, for Second Cycle of Home-Based CLayM Course
Begins New Year's Day
With all you must accomplish before the end of the year, don't forget to register for the second cycle of CLayM@Home, the DVD-based Conference Lay Minister training, which begins January 1.
CLayM@Home is brand new this year. It presents an attractive alternative to CLayMAway, the traditional training held at the United Methodist Center in West Sacramento, by allowing participants to study largely at home by DVD. That option makes CLayM@Home training easier to...
Second Cycle of Home-Based CLayM Course Begins New Year's Day
Registration is open for the second cycle of CLayM@Home, the DVD-based Conference Lay Minister training.
The second cycle will begin January 1 and end May 22, and will include two mandatory retreats, February 12-13 and May 21-22.
CLayMAway, the traditional Conference Lay Minister training, takes place in a group setting, with live lectures. It is held at the United Methodist Center in West Sacramento.
(The second CLayMAway flight of the 2010-2011 year will be January 17-21....
Some Openings Remain for CLayMAway in November
There's still time to register for the first flight of CLayMAway, the traditional Conference Lay Minister training which is held at the United Methodist Center in West Sacramento (in contrast to the new home-based program, CLayM@Home). Some openings remain for the November 8-12 classes.
The second flight will be January 17-21, 2011. It is a continuation from November and no new entries will be accepted, except by special request from a district superintendent.
CLayMAway will be in a...
Register Now to Attend CLayMAway
The first flight of CLayMAway, the traditional Conference Lay Minister training held at the United Methodist Center in West Sacramento (in contrast to the new home-based program, CLayM@Home), is just weeks away. Register now to attend the classes November 8-12.
The second flight, which is a continuation from November (no new entries accepted except by special request from a district superintendent), will be January 17-21, 2011.
CLayMAway will be in a group setting, with live...
Last Chance: Less Than Two Weeks Remains to Sign up for CLayM (DVD Study)
Get in on the ground floor as the Conference Lay Minister (CLayM) program expands to enable at-home study. The first cycle of CLayM@Home is scheduled to get underway by September 1st - so register now!
The new CLayM@Home alternative allows participants to study largely on line or by DVD, making the training easier to accomplish for those with fulltime jobs or other constraints.
Applications are being accepted now – both for the traditional program hosted at the United Methodist...
Study on Your Own Time: CLayM Applications Now Being Accepted
On line learning is now an option for those wishing to take part in the Conference Lay Minister (CLayM) program.
The new CLayM@Home alternative allows participants to study largely on line or by DVD – making the training easier to accomplish for those with fulltime jobs or other constraints.
Applications are being accepted now – both for the traditional program hosted at the United Methodist Center in West Sacramento (now known as CLayMAway), and also for the new off-site...
CLayM Now Accepting Applications
The Conference Lay Minister (CLayM) program is now ready to receive applications – both for the traditional program, CLayMAway, and also for the new CLayM@Home, which allows participants to study largely on line or by DVD. The same application will be used for both programs.
It is anticipated that the first cycle of CLayM@Home will get underway by September 1st, with a second cycle scheduled to begin January 1st.
Here's the timetable:
Sign up for ClayM Training
Interested in taking part in the Conference Lay Minister Program? Sign up now for the training course in November and January.
ClayM, created as an extension of the Lay Speaking Program to strengthen the ministries of churches unable to support a salaried pastor, is designed for those who feel called to serve in a pastoral leadership role in the church.
Candidates must take CLayM Training, a two-week course that provides tools for ministry, as well as the opportunity to...
Sign up for CLayM
Interested in taking part in the Conference Lay Minister Program? Sign up now for the training course, being held in November and January.
CLayM was created as an extension of the Lay Speaking Program, to strengthen the ministries of churches unable to support a salaried pastor. Candidates must take CLayM Training, a two week course that provides tools for ministry as well as the opportunity to discern one’s call and to determine the workability and suitability of becoming a lay...
Conference Lay Minister Training
Where is God calling you? If you're a church member feeling led to greater service in your local church, district and/or conference, Conference Lay Minister Training may be the next step for you. Conference Lay Minister Training is a two week training program providing ministry tools and leadership skills, including pastoral tasks.
The training includes
The opportunity to discern one's call
Bible course workBasics of United Methodism and Wesleyan TheologyChristian Education...