Report of Certified Lay Minister (Form 2)

*First Name
*Last Name
Address 1
Address 2
Church Affiliation

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*Affiliation Details - Please describe
Current Assignment/Ministry
Name of Supervising Clergy
Year Initially Certified

ASSIGNMENT DUTIES                                                                                                           

268.1. A certified lay minister…is called and equipped to conduct public worship, care for the congregation, assist in program leadership, develop new and existing faith communities, preach the Word, lead small groups, or establish community outreach ministries as part of a ministry team with the supervision and support of a clergyperson.

268.2. The certified lay minister serves to enhance the quality of ministry much like a class leader did in early Methodism through service in the local church, circuit or cooperative parish, or by expanding team ministry in other churches and charges. As with lay ministry in early Methodism, the certified lay minister uses his or her spiritual gifts as evidence of God’s grace.  

(2016 Book of Discipline, ¶268)

How have you been fulfilling the duties of a CLM?


What spiritual gifts have you identified in yourself or have been identified by others?


For purposes of accountability and effectiveness, a CLM must be supervised by an ordained, commissioned, or licensed pastor (supervising clergy).  The CLM and supervising clergy must meet regularly.                                                                                

How are you meeting with your supervising clergy on a regular basis?

It is expected that the Mutual Ministry Team will provide regular support and evaluation for the CLM. 

How is this being accomplished?


Items to complete:

Basic or Ministry Discernment or ConneXion Retreat - date completed?
Modules 2-4 - location/format?
Modules 2-4 - date completed?
Certification by Lay Ministry Team (every two years) - date approved?
Conference, classes or workshops attended this year (one approved class every three years):
How did this continuing education event(s) help you in you ministry assignment?

The next two fields are to be left blank by the CLM.  They will be completed by the Lay Ministry Team.

Most recent approval by dCOM (initially and once every two years)
Certification by Lay Ministry Team
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