Course modules for Certified Lay Minister program

The purposes of this module are:

  • To provide a basic understanding of leadership, administration, and congregational development, and

  • To explain how to maximize leadership, organization, and resources to bring about faithful and fruitful ministry in various kinds of congregations.

The purposes of this module are:

  • To provide a basic understanding of leadership, administration, and congregational development, and

  • To explain how to maximize leadership, organization, and resources to bring about faithful and fruitful ministry in various kinds of congregations.

Purpose: 

To prepare the certified lay minister to understand the theological and practical issues involved in planning worship in the church.

To prepare the certified lay minister for faith-sharing in preaching the Gospel for an understanding of exegesis, sermon preparation, and delivery. 

To understand the process of faith formation from both an individual and corporate perspective.

To explore the concept of the church as a caring community and the certified lay minister as a leader of that care.

Purpose:

  • To provide a basic overview of the call to ministry, theology, and ordering of ministry in The United Methodist Church; 
  • to explain the role of Certified Lay Minister; 
  • to support the formation of a Mutual Ministry Team for learning and leading in the congregation; 
  • to develop a ministry covenant to guide mission.