Certified Lay Ministry Training
Saturday, October 10, 2020

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Anne Bosarge

Laity have long been an integral part of Methodist ministry. Lay leaders, lay speakers, and lay missioners have served the church almost since its inception.

Certified Lay Ministers (CLMs) typically provide ministry in part-time or volunteer roles in a variety of formats including conducting public worship, caring for the congregation, assisting in program leadership, developing new and existing faith communities, preaching the Word, leading small groups, and establishing community outreach ministries. Congregational Development and Connectional Ministries have partnered to offer a training opportunity to help laity deepen their leadership skills and gain practical, hands-on experience.

The coursework includes holistic ministry training covering the following topics:

  • Worship
  • Discipleship
  • Preaching and Teaching
  • Congregational Care
  • Communication
  • Organizational and Personal Leadership
  • United Methodist Connection

During the training, participants will develop a team of leaders and support system within their current congregation who will encourage them throughout the course and beyond. Participants will also build relationships with other South Georgia lay leaders and learn, practice, implement, share, and be inspired to take what they’ve learned and put it into action.

Modules Covered:

Module 1- Call and Covenant for Ministry

Module 2- The Practice of Ministry

Module 3- Organization for Ministry

Module 4- Connection for Ministry


The cost for the class is $300 per person, which includes lunch, snacks, and curriculum materials for the entire course.  

FALL 2020: 6 course session - OPEN

The Pointe, Leesburg

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Sept. 12 - 9am-6pm

Sept. 26 - 9am-4pm

Oct. 10 - 9am-3pm

Oct. 24 - 9am-5pm

Nov. 7 - 9am-5pm

Nov. 14 - 9am-12pm

Contact Anne Bosarge at anne@thechapelministries.com for more information.