LSM Classes begin in October 2023
Why Laity Ministry Is Vital To The UMC
Lay Servant Ministries is one of the significant lay leadership development programs available within The United Methodist Connection. Through this system of equipping and empowering, lay servants can grow as Called Disciples of Jesus Christ who then go and make other disciples. Lay Servant Ministries can be a significant component of any discipleship system providing training in Hospitality, Preaching, Teaching, Serving, and Sharing Christ.
Just a second alert about certification and recertification as Certified Lay Speaker and or Certified Lay Minister. Remember your certification must be renewed every two years. If you were or will be originally certified in an even year, you must take an additional class, submit documentation, and be interviewed by December of the odd years. If you were or will be originally certified in an odd year, you must take an additional class, submit documentation, and be interviewed by December of the even years. A new cohort of CLSp and CLM start each March.
All Module II assignments must be completed and submitted by September 30th. Module III takes place in October. Module IV takes place in November. Interviews take place on December 9th for GDD LSM (Via Zoom 784 000 401) and on December 14th for GDD dCOM at Utica UMC. The appropriate set of questions must be answered in writing and submitted to Rev. Dr. B. Kevin Smalls and myself by October 31, 2023. Proper Church Conference Forms must be completed in the fall. The written answers and all documentation will also be submitted to the GDD dCOM Chair in December and to the CCLSM in April. Remember, in The Michigan Conference every CLM must also be a CLSp.