CLM Program Overview
A Certified Lay Minister (CLM) is a lay person who serves the small membership church. The CLM will preach the word, provide a care ministry to the congregation, assist in program worship and be a witness in the community for the growth, missional and connectional thrust of the United Methodist Church.
To become a certified lay minister, the person will pass eleven courses and be approved by the District Committee on Ordained Ministry (DCOM). A student is responsible for visiting with their district superintendent to begin the DCOM process.
To begin training, apply to the director of the CLM program, Rev. Micki McCorkle. Download a Certified Lay Minister Training Program application. Send the completed application to Rev. Micki McCorkle, Center for Small Membership Churches, 9440 E. Boston, Ste. 110, Wichita, KS 67207 or e-mail it to email@example.com.
The Kansas Area of the United Methodist Church, in partnership with Kansas Wesleyan University, has developed courses that will help lay people develop a base for leadership. When students complete the CLM courses, they will be able to articulate the faith in written and verbal form.
The CLM manual can be downloaded HERE.
To register for classes, contact Rev. Micki McCorkle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-684-0266. Upon receipt of your registration form and check, book(s) will be sent to you. Access to the website will be sent by e-mail one day before the course starts.
Click the course title to access online registration for the courses listed.
|August 2013 through April 2014|
Web and in-person sessions - See schedule
Rev. Dr. Carl K. Ellis
|Aug 5 – 30||Mission and Social Concerns
|Rev. Lyle Schoen
1700 Harlan St
Fall City, NE 68355
|This course will offer an understanding of United Methodist mission theology as well as some mission education program ideas and methods to pastors, lay and ordained, through a partnership with annual conference board / committee / teams on Global Ministries, with an organized opportunity for reflection on mission and mission theology from the United Methodist perspective.|
|Sept 3 – 30||Worship
Web & Saturday Class (Sept. 28 at Salina Trinity UMC)
133 West G Ave
Kingman, KS 67068
|Exploring, examining, and effecting worship within the United Methodist tradition.|
|Oct 7 – Nov 1||History
|Rev Mark Conard
6508 N. Madison
Hutchinson, KS 67502
|Participants will be introduced to major themes in United Methodist history.|
|Nov 4 – Dec 6||Pastoral Care
|Rev David Wolfe
Salina Regional Hospital
400 S. Santa Fe
Salina, KS 67401
|Jan 6 – Feb 7||Preaching
Web & Saturday Class
|Rev. Barry Dundas
901 E. Neal
Salina, KS 67401
|Feb 3 – 28||Evangelism
|Rev. Eric Ford
P. O. Box 147
Orchard, NE 68764
|This course serves as an introductory overview of the major themes of evangelism and church growth for small-membership congregations.|
|Mar 3 – 28||Theology and Doctrine
|Participants will become conversant in United Methodist doctrine and theology.|
|Jun 2 –Jul 2||New Testament
|Rev. Dr. Dustin Petz
530 W. 9th
Goodland, KS 67735