This second CLM module explores basic skills needed by the Certified Lay Minister, including leading worship, preaching and sharing faith, forming discipleship ministries, and providing congregational care.
- CLM Module 1. Please do not enroll in CLM Module 2 if you have not completed CLM Module 1 online or locally.
- For this course, the CLM Downloadable Resource for Module Two will be available within the course.
- Learners will also need Accountable Discipleship: Living in God’s Household by Steven Manskar
- Check with your pastor, district superintendent, or conference office to make sure these courses are approved by your conference for your certification as a lay minister — each conference is different and some may not accept this course.
In addition to Blackboard interactions, 2 required Zoom meetings will be held. The first one will be on the first Monday or Tuesday of the course and the second one will be on the last Thursday or Friday of the course. The date and time will be available when the course begins and there will be an alternative assignment for those who cannot attend.
This course is eligible for 2.0 CEU.
Past Students Said…
“I learned that there is an awful lot more to ministering to a church via a CLM appointment that just filling the pulpit.”
“This module was very informative and filled in a few blanks I was unsure of. I also learned valuable ideas from my fellow classmates.”
“The course was intense and fast paced and that kept me on my toes. The other participants in the course were very knowledgeable and added to the course experience.”
“The course’s assigned readings were excellent; informative and Biblical. Conversations with class members added much to the course. There is a lot of material but it is so significant that it made me want more!”
“I learned to re-discover my gifts in ministry, including my shortcomings.”
“I learned aspects of preachers, pastoral care, discipleship, teaching, and worship planning. I think I expanded my understanding and scope of knowledge in the area of pastoral care the most.”
“I have found this process to be challenging and thought provoking. I earned three university degrees years ago and this is one of the best intellectual challenges I have had since.”
“I learned how to set up lesson plans to write my outlines for a sermon. I learned how to use a lectionary to get Bible verses and music that relates to the Bible verses for the date the sermon is to be given.”
“The course has all the answers for the struggles I’ve gone through as a lay supply pastor these last seven years.”