If you attended the Thursday morning laity session at Annual Conference, you heard Ann Davis share about her experience in the year-long certified lay ministry training program. And if you attended the ordination and commissioning service, you witnessed seven new certified lay ministers affirm their commitments as they were commissioned for lay ministry in our conference.
Meet these new CLMs and hear what they have to say about their experience in the candidate training program…
“This cohort has been a life-changing opportunity. It has brought spiritual joy and growth to me and my family. I eagerly look forward to what God has planned for each of us as we begin our new roles.”
“Getting to sit and share and have fellowship time with our fellow upcoming leaders was such a blessing.”
“I have learned so much about my calling. It helped me focus and listen to Him and how I can serve God, my church, and my community.”
Newly commissioned certified lay ministers: Darren Poe, Larry Vacek, Julie Melson, Patricia Dickens, Janet Groberski, Deborah Horton, and Vicki Ambrose.
Is God calling you to make a deeper commitment as a layperson?
We invite you to join us for our Day of Discovery, July 15, 10am-3pm. This will be a time of fellowship and an opportunity to learn about the CLM candidate training program in the NC Conference. Join us as we hear from CLM facilitator Anggie Thompson and Conference Lay Leader John Hall about this significant investment our conference makes in laity who are ready to say “yes” to God’s call to serve.
Registration is open through July 8, and lunch is provided.
Still discerning? Hear these words of advice from our most recent cohort…
“Take it to the Lord in prayer for discernment. Commit yourself to the course and trust that you will grow spiritually throughout this process.”
“Take the calling and training seriously and be prepared for a challenge. Be open to differing viewpoints and recognize that your calling may change as you grow in the CLM process.”
“Don’t be afraid of it. Even if you choose later not to continue as a CLM, it is worth the learning experience.”
“If you truly feel led to do this don’t let perceived weaknesses or issues stop you. The time is manageable because you choose your time to participate each day. There are no wrong answers because you are thinking and learning with each other.”