The Introduction to Certified Lay Ministry will be offered online twice a year. Classes start September 14 in the fall and January 14 in the winter each year.
People who want to explore lay ministry to small membership churches or explore their gifts and call to ministry will benefit from this online course.
The course will include spiritual gifts inventory, understanding the individual’s call to ministry, understanding the priesthood of all believers, ordination, and orders in the United Methodist Church. Students will have opportunity to share their call with other students and instructor via a secure chat room. The students will share their work with their district Superintendent. For those who do not have access to the web, work can be sent via U. S. Postal Service.
To apply for the Certified Lay Ministry Program, download the Certified Lay Minister Training Program Application.