The CA-NV Annual Conference Certified Lay Ministry Program (LM) has approved a blended course that utilizes on-line learning through BeADisciple.com and classroom learning on Second Saturday training days to complete the requirements for Certified Lay Ministry training.
The LM Blended Course, allows students to work from the comfort of their own homes to complete modules 1-4 and then attend four additional courses, Deeper into the Bible, Preaching and Preaching Practicum, and Lay Pastoral Care offered for second Saturday training on specific dates.
Students wishing to take advantage of this blended course option must complete the prerequisite courses, BASIC Lay Servant Course and Spiritual Gifts Advance Course before registering for Modules 1-4 through BeADisciple.com.
Students may complete the modules at their own pace and then submit proof of completion of the modules and the complete LM course offered by BeADisciple.com to the LM Registrar.
Students will still have to complete the four Conference-specific courses before they are awarded the Conference LM Completion Certificate. Conference-specific courses will be offered on the following Second-Saturday training dates:
January 13, 2018 – Deeper into the Bible with Rod Brayfindley
March 10, 2018 – Lay Pastoral Caregiving with Steve Pudinski
April 14, 2018 – Preaching (Instructor TBD)
May 12, 2018 – Preaching Practicum (Instructor TBD)
Applications are available on the California-Nevada Annual Conference website at www.cnumc.org/LM. Please include a 250-500-word statement of faith with the application and ensure the required approvals have been attached and/or signed. Upon receipt of the completed application, the book list will be sent to the student. Students are responsible for the fees charged by BeADisciple.com. Class fee for the four Conference-specific courses is $120.00. Please make checks payable to the California-Nevada Annual Conference and put LM Blended Course in the memo line. Scholarship requests need to be submitted to the prospective student’s District Superintendent. Completed applications and attachments should be submitted to the District Administrative Center, P.O. Box 980250, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0250.
The Conference-specific classes will be taught at First UMC in Roseville. Classes will begin at 8 a.m. and go until approximately 5:30-6:00 p.m. Questions may be directed to the Rev Steve Pudinski, LM Registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Roseville First UMC at 916-783-3464.