Certified Lay Ministry

Published on August 12, 2021 Conference Committee on Lay Leadership Development Resources

Certified Lay Ministers are meant to enhance to quality of ministry to small-membership churches and to expand team ministry in churches.  Certified Lay Ministers preach the Word, provide a care ministry to the congregation, assist in program leadership, and are to be a witness to the community as part of a ministry team with the supervision and support of a clergyperson.

Our conference is adopting the Certified Lay Ministry Program from Discipleship Ministries.  The length and course materials are comparable to the old CLayM Program, although they updated and are taught in a different format.  There are four modules, each covering a different facet of ministry: 

  • Call and Covenant to Ministry
  • The Practice of Ministry
  • Organization for Ministry
  • Connection for Ministry

For more information visit the Lay Servant Ministries Page. 


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