Modules

We are currently working to set up module offerings.  When modules are scheduled to be offered they will be posted on this page.

The CLM Coordinating Team has determined that the Modules for persons in the IGRC seeking to become a CLM after 6-15-16, will need to be taken in person within the IGRC Module offerings.  Some allowances may be granted by talking with your District Superintendent.

In order to qualify to to become a Certified Lay Minister and to register to take the four required modules, you must first either:

  • be a Certified Lay Servant
  • have previously completed License School

OR

  • have completed one year of seminary studies

In addition, Certified Lay Servants must have taken the Advanced Course "Discover Your Spiritual Gifts" OR "Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts" (online course title through www.BeADisciple.com).

It is best but not required that Module 1 be taken first.

More than two participants are required to be registered in order for each Module to be held.

 

Title:  Module 2: The Practice of Ministry

Part 1:

Dates:  Friday evening, Nov. 10 through Sunday Nov. 12, 2017

Times:  Friday, 6:30 p.m. to Sunday, not later than 4:00 p.m.

Location:  East Bay Camp

     24248 Ron Smith Memorial Highway, Hudson, IL  61748

Cost:  $155

Registration deadline:  Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017

Instructors:  Worship--Rev. Donna Blythe, Fairfield: First UMC

                    Faith Formation and Discipleship—Rev. Beth Fender, Coordinator of New Streams

Contact:  Cheryl Cain  or Ava Williams

 

Part 2:

Dates:  Friday evening, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017

Times:  Friday, 6:30 p.m. to Sunday, not later than 4:00 p.m.

Location:  East Bay Camp

    24248 Ron Smith Memorial Highway, Hudson, IL  61748

Cost:  $155

Registration deadline:  Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

Instructors:  Preaching--Rev. Tom Corum, Champaign: First UMC

                    Pastoral/Congregational Care—Rev. Carol Lakota Eastin, District Superintendent, Kaskaskia River District

Contact:  Cheryl Cain  or Ava Williams

 

Title:  Module 1: Call and Covenant for Ministry

Dates:  Friday evening & Saturday, Dec. 1 & 2, 2017

Times:  Friday--6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

            Saturday--9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location:  East Bay Camp

                 24248 Ron Smith Memorial Highway, Hudson, IL  61748

Cost:  $95

Registration deadline:  Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

Instructor:  Rev. Kathy Crozier, Loraine UMC and IGRC Vocational Discernment Coordinator

                   Rev. Jim Crozier, Port Byron: First UMC

Contact:  Cheryl Cain  or Ava Williams

 

Some Scholarship funds may be available to those with a need.  Please contact either Cheryl Cain or Ava Williams well in advance for the needed information and form.  Completed Scholarship applications must be received by the sponsoring entity not less than 2 months prior to the event.

Registration for each Part or Module will open approximately 3 weeks prior to the Registration Deadline for each Part or Module and the Link to each registration will be posted here when it is ready.

If you haven't done so already, please remember you need the recommendation of your Pastor and Charge/Church Conference to become a CLM.  The Charge/Church Conferences this fall offer your best opportunity. Please be sure to speak with your Pastor soon if you haven't previously been recommended.

Those registering need not purchase the Module materials on your own.  To obtain the materials please contact your District Office as soon as possible.