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Certified Lay Ministers (CLM) Modules

Upcoming Events

Spiritual Gifts Course

Dates: January 20-21

Description: Spiritual Gifts is an Academy class that invites the participants to understand their spiritual gifts and how the church can use them to fulfill its mission and ministry. Participants will also learn what it means to be a spiritual leader and will be equipped to lead others in exploring and using their spiritual gifts.

Instructors: Rev. Dr. Joanna Dietz and Ms. Jenn Robinson-O’Brien

Prerequisites: Offered specifically for people desiring to take CLM Module One beginning in March 2023. Please only register if you are also registering for a CLM Module this spring!
Register here.

CLM Module One 

Spring 2023
Zoom Sessions – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
March 19, April 16, May 21 2023
Cost: $75 

It is with great joy that the VAUMC announces the second cohort of Certified Lay Minister (CLM) training!

What is a CLM? This is a lay person who deepens their ability to serve in their local church and district as lay leaders, preachers, connecting the church with mission in their community, parish nurses, children’s or youth ministers, administrators, or congregational care ministers to name just a few! These lay people are dedicated to working beside the clergy as they answer the call to serve their churches and communities.

To become a CLM, the lay person must complete the BASIC and Spiritual Gifts courses through LSA. The individual then takes four modules of training, meets before DCOM for recommendation to the Board of Laity, and is approved by the Board of Laity. They require the support of their local church and the district as they work through the modules.

Module One will be offered March-May with 3 Zoom meetings and the rest of the work asynchronous. All coursework is online. Cost is $75 and covers the cost of the CLM Module One training book. There are four modules in all, which will be offered this fall through fall 2024 to complete the entire training.

*Register for training here!

Course will be taught by the Rev. Dr. Joanna Dietz and Mrs. Jenn Robinson O’Brien. For more information contact Joanna Dietz [email protected]

*Registration closes March 12.

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