A Certified Lay Minister is a Lay Speaker/Certified Lay Servant who has heard a call to deeper discipleship and leadership in their local congregation, community, or the district. CLMs have a specific formation process that includes training, supervision, support and accountability.
Here are the basic components to become a Certified Lay Minister:
1. Complete all of the steps to become a Certified Lay Servant.
2. Complete all of the steps to be approved by the conference committee on Lay Servant Ministries as a Lay Speaker.
2. Read "The Christian as Minister" and discuss what you learned with your pastor.
3. Complete the Certified Lay Ministry Academy.
4. Complete a Mutual Ministry Plan.
5. Interview with the District Committee on Ministry for initial certification and bi-annual renewal.
For the complete list of Steps to Become a Certified Lay Minister, see below.
For more information on the Certified Lay Ministry Academy, click here.