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Certified Lay Ministry Training

September 29 - November 3


Certified Lay Servants (laity that have completed the basic course and one advanced lay servant training) in good standing (have taken an advanced refresher lay servant training course within the past four years) are eligible to begin the Certified Lay Minister process. The three educational CLM Modules will be offered this Fall in the following locations and dates.  A CLM Candidate interested in beginning the process should complete a CLM Application with their District Superintendent’s signature, submit a letter of recommendation from their local church pastor and one personal reference.


Module I:  Connection for Ministry

United Methodist History, Doctrine and Polity 

September 29 and October 6, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 PM

Christ United Methodist Church

         3300 Austin Parkway, Sugarland, Texas   77479

With Rev. Dr. Chappell Temple


Module II:  Practice of Ministry

Pastoral Care and Worship

Leading Worship, Preaching/Sharing Faith, Discipleship Ministries and Caring for a Congregation 

October  13, 20 and November 3, 2018

9 am to 4:00 PM

Jacksonville First United Methodist Church

1031 SE Loop 456, Jacksonville, TX  75766

With Rev. Doug Wintermute

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Module III:  Organization of Ministry

Organizing a Congregation for Mission and Ministry

October 20 and 27, 2018

                                   9:00 am to 4:00 PM                               

Summerfield United Methodist Church

      7078 Tryon Rd., Longview, TX  75605       

   With Rev. Dr. Del Covington  

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