Certified Lay Ministers (CLM) Applications for Certification and Renewal
Welcome to the Certified Lay Ministers page for applications to meet with your District Committe on Ordained Ministry for Certification and Renewals.
Laity have long been a part of ministry in Methodism. Lay preachers, exhorters, and class leaders have served the church since its earliest days. The certified lay minister is “called and equipped to conduct public worship, care for the congregation, assist in program leadership, develop new and existing faith communities, preach the word, lead small groups, or establish community outreach ministries as part of a ministry team with the supervision and support of a clergyperson.” (2016 BOD ¶268.1)