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.
To be eligible to take CLM training, a person must meet the following requirements: Completed the Basic Lay Servant Course (BLS) and the Advanced Lay Servant Spiritual Gifts Class (ALS-Spiritual Gifts). These courses should be offered through your district Lay Servant Ministries Program. Obtain written recommendation from your pastor and church council or charge conference. Complete the CLM Training application and submit it to the CLM Registrar.