Certified Lay Minister Program (CLayM)
The Certified Lay Minister (CLayM) training program trains lay persons for effective and expanded service in the local church and community. It began with the intention of providing lay pastors when traditional forms of clergy service were not feasible, allowing vital churches with low income and/or membership to serve their communities.
Now, in addition to serving as solo pastors, CLayM graduates provide specialized and associate ministries. Most graduates continue to serve God through their local churches, becoming effective ministers of the Gospel.
Certified Lay Ministry Training provides an opportunity for spiritual discernment, as well as tools for worship leading, preaching, Bible study, and all aspects of local church leadership. The training empowers and equips lay people to serve God in ministry and advances the work of the California-Nevada Annual Conference in making disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
There are three ways to take CLayM training.
1. CLayMAway - a two-week residential training.
November 11-15, 2013 and January 13-17, 2014
2. CLayM@Home - training via DVD.
Most of the instruction is through distance learning with approximately four months to complete the training. There will be two mandatory weekend retreats at the conclusion of each of two sessions. There are three cycles available.
- CYCLE 1
Session 1: July 15 - August 23
First Retreat: August 24 & 25
Session 2: September 2 - October 25
Second Retreat: October 12 & 13
- CYCLE 2
Session 1: September 16-25
First Retreat: October 26 & 27
Session 2: November 4 - December 13
Second Retreat: December 14 & 15
- CYCLE 3
Session 1: January 27 - March 7
First Retreat: March 8 & 9
Session 2: March 17 - April 25
Second Retreat: April 26 & 27
3. CLayMTEL - online program with the Pacific School of Religion
For more information download:
And watch the video of Perry Polk, CLayM Program Director in the video library, Reel Witness.
To register and for further information contact:
Rev. Steve Pudinski