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Ministry of the Laity

The ministry of the laity is the work of mission or ministry to which each believer is called. As Christians we are all called to this ministry or priesthood – not just clergy. Each of us has a responsibility to proclaim the Good News and reach out to others in love.

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March 29, 2016

New Certifications in Parish Nursing Now Available for Ordained and Lay Leaders

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 24, 2016 – United Methodist parish nurses now have the opportunity to earn certification in their specialized ministry. Developed […]

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Press Center
June 8, 2016

VIDEO: Celebration of Laity

This short video presentation celebrates the work of the laity in The United Methodist Church. 

Video
Resources
June 7, 2016

Lay Servant Ministries’ Proposed Legislation Was Adopted at 2016 General Conference

2016 General Conference legislation for Lay Servant Ministries to provide clarity, consistency, and collaboration has been approved!

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Certified Lay Ministers
March 16, 2016

Laity Sunday 2016: Living Vital Worship

By Jodi Cataldo

Is worship a noun or is it an active verb? Is worship something you go to, or is it something […]

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Worship
September 10, 2015

Lay Servants help 3-church charge succeed

The Rev. Dr. Lee Wigert serves the three-church charge of Juniata-Kenesaw-Holstein United Methodist Churches in south-central Nebraska. From his home […]

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September 22, 2015

What is Lay Servant Ministries all About?

To learn more about what Lay Servant Ministry is all about since the name change from “Lay Speaking Ministry […]

Webinar
Ministry of the Laity Webinar Archive
August 12, 2015

The Laity and General Conference 2016

To learn more about what legislative petitions the Association of Annual Conference Lay Leaders (AACLL) is sending forth to General […]

Webinar
Ministry of the Laity Webinar Archive
August 13, 2015

What is Certified Lay Ministry all About?

To learn more about what Certified Lay Ministry is all about, join Jodi Cataldo, Director of Laity in Leadership, as […]

Webinar
Ministry of the Laity Webinar Archive
September 21, 2015

Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course

Download the PowerPoint presentation of the Lay Servant Ministry Basic Course, Listener and Speaker Evaluation Questions, sample Participant's […]

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Resources
April 8, 2016

Certified Lay Minister (CLM) Brochure

Laity have long been a part of ministry in Methodism. Lay preachers, exhorters, and class leaders have served the church […]

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June 19, 2014

Certified Lay Minister

What is a Certified Lay Minister? A Certified Lay Minister (CLM) is a qualified United Methodist layperson called to congregational […]

May 16, 2014

CLM Certification

What is the Certification Process? There are certain requirements that must be accomplished for a layperson to become certified. Being […]

May 16, 2014

CLM Overview

The Mission and Ministry of a CLM The primary intent for the Certified Lay Minister (CLM) at its inception was […]

November 16, 2016

CLM Staff/Leadership Network 2016

Are you a staff/leadership person related to Certified Lay Ministry (CLM)? The CLM Staff/Leadership Network will meet at […]

Event
October 16, 2016

A New Great Thanksgiving for Laity Sunday

This form of the Great Thanksgiving includes prayers for the church and the world, which may be led by laypersons […]

Article
Laity Sunday
October 16, 2016

Laity Sunday 2016 Preaching Notes

Living…Vital…Worship! The following preaching notes are for use with the Laity Sunday 2016 Worship Resources  […]

Article
Laity Sunday
October 16, 2016

Laity Sunday 2016 Music Leader Notes

Living…Vital…Worship! The following music planning notes are for use with the Laity Sunday 2016 Worship […]

Article
Laity Sunday
October 16, 2016

Laity Sunday 2016 Worship Leader Notes

Living…Vital…Worship! The following worship planning notes are for use with the Laity Sunday 2016 Worship […]

Liturgy
Laity Sunday
October 16, 2016

Laity Sunday 2016 Order of Worship

Living…Vital…Worship! This worship service was developed by Jodi Cataldo (Director, Laity in Leadership); […]

Liturgy
Laity Sunday
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