Study on Your Own Time: CLayM Applications Now Being Accepted

August 03, 2010

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@Home. The same application will be used for both programs.
 
CLayM@Home promo DVDs and brochures are available on request. (Email claymhome@aol.com to order.)
 
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:
 
First Cycle
 
Session 1 should be completed in six (6) weeks – September through mid-October
Session 1 Retreat will be held in mid-October
Session 2 should be completed in two (2) months – November through January
Session 2 Retreat will be held at the end of January
 
Second Cycle
 
Session 1 should be completed in six (6) weeks – January through mid-February
Session 1 Retreat will be held in mid-February
Session 2 should be completed in two (2) months – March through May
Session 2 Retreat will be held at the end of May
 
CLayMAway, the program at the UM Center in West Sacramento, is scheduled for November 8-12 and January 17-21 (The January class is a continuation of the November class. There will be no new entries for January CLayMAway except by special request from a DS.) CLayMAway will be in a group setting, with live lectures.
 
Both programs – CLayMAway and CLayM@Home – can result in eligibility for "Certified Lay Minister" assignment, for graduates who believe they are so called.
 
For more information and to apply, visit the CLayM page on the Conference website at www.cnumc.org/CLayM.