The District Committee on Ordained Ministry, along with the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and the district superintendent, are responsible for preparing candidates for licensed and ordained ministry, as a deacon or elder or for service as a local pastor. And they shall guide these persons in the process of education, training, and commissioning to specialized ministry or service as a local pastor. The committee will encourage persons to enter the candidacy program, and shall maintain a list of all candidates under its care.
Certified Lay Minister
In order to enhance the quality of ministry to small membership churches, expand team ministry in churches and in deference to an expression of gifts and evidence of God's grace associated with the lay ministry of early Methodism, the certified lay minister is to be recognized and utilized. (taken from The 2008 Book of Discipline)
Modules for Certified Lay Minister Training
To download the training material click on the module name. The documents are pdf files.
Module 1: Call and Covenant Module 2: Practice of Ministry
Module 3: Organization for Ministry Module 4: Connection for Ministry