This third CLM module covers the basics of leadership, administration, and congregational development, and how to maximize leadership, organization, and resources in various kinds of congregations.
- For this course, participants will need the CLM Downloadable Resource for Module Three.
- CLM Module 1 and Module 2. Please do not enroll in CLM Module 3 if you have not completed CLM Module 1 and 2 online or locally.
- 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.
- You must have access to a United Methodist Book of Discipline for this course.
This course is offered in partnership with the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church and is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
You will need a password to enroll in this course. If you completed the Basic training and CLM Modules 1 & 2 locally (in person), please email us for the access password.
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About the Instructor
Dr. Joshua Reichard is a Certified Lay Minister and the congregational Lay Leader at Trinity United Methodist Church in Youngstown, OH. Joshua is the Vice President and Assistant Superintendent of Valley Christian Schools, a multicultural, urban, K-12 Christian school system with more than 700 students. Joshua earned a PhD in Human and Social Studies (Religion and Theology) from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, a DPhil in Religion and Society Studies from Oxford Graduate School, and an EdS in Educational Leadership from Liberty University. Joshua also completed certification in Online Teaching and Learning at United Theological Seminary. He serves as an adjunct faculty member of several higher education institutions. Joshua has served as a missionary, educator, and leader in various contexts of Christian service, as well as a technology consultant and entrepreneur. He is an interdisciplinary scholar with an extensive publishing record in peer-reviewed academic journals including the Wesleyan Theological Journal, American Journal of Theology and Philosophy, Process Studies, Religious Education, among others.
Past Students Said…
“Just completed my third module in the Certified Lay Ministry Program and I really enjoyed it. The class materials were relevent to the course, easy to follow and the interaction with other class participants were delightful. I am looking forward to the fourth class, and other classes through this program using this on-line format.” — Gail Joyner
“The course was excellent, the information was very informative and a good useful resource. The reading was practical, reader friendly and not overly extensive. One great positive was the information was encouraging and reflective of the ministry in helping and teaching beginners in become leaders in taking this new leadership role. Good Course!”
“This module has helped me understand what it is to live into the role of a CLM, not just when I’m fulfilling my job description, but how I am to live into the role of a CLM in my day-to-day life.”
“The course was very well laid out and expectations clearly explained. This course, like the previous two is challenging, and very thought provoking. I have learned a lot. The interaction with other students is very helpful.”