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 of a District Superintendent.
New Online Program, "CLayMTEL"
Meanwhile, recruitment continues for CLayMTEL, in association with Pacific School of Religion.
The Conference Certified Lay Ministry program has worked with the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley to develop a CLayM track in PSR's new online Theological Education for Leadership (TEL) program. The course work will begin in January, with introductory and orientation offerings on September 29 for ClayM trainees, and October 16 for all trainees.
The full curriculum will take a year to complete and features two special classes for United Methodists. Upon competition, graduates will receive a Certificate in Theological Education for Leadership, as well as a Certified Lay Ministry Certificate. CLayM graduates will be eligible to be assigned to churches, if approved by their District Superintendent and DCOOM.
Special costs have been arranged for CLayM participants in the PSR TEL program. The cost of the program will be roughly the equivalent of either CLayMAway (the residential program) or CLayM@Home (the DVD program).
To participate in CLayMTEL, you must apply to both the CLayM program and to PSR TEL.