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.

Once training is begun, each participant will have a maximum of 4 years to complete all 4 Modules.  Some consideration may be given to those with an extenuating circumstance that arises during the time frame.

In order to qualify 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. 16 through Sunday Nov. 18, 2018

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

Location:  Little Grassy Camp,  1 Methodist Camp Road, Makanda, IL  62958

Cost:  $145

Registration deadline:  Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018

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

 

Title:  Module 1: Call and Covenant for Ministry

The Advanced Lay Servant Course "Discover Your Spiritual Gifts" (or the online version through www.BeADisciple.com titled "Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts") is a pre-requisite for Certified Lay Servants taking Module 1.  Those registering who have attended License School or completed one year of Seminary must also have completed a similar training on Spiritual Gifts.

Dates:  Friday evening & Saturday, Dec. 7 & 8, 2018

Times:  Friday--6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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

Location:  Little Grassy Camp,  1 Methodist Camp Road, Makanda, IL  62958

Cost:  $50

Registration deadline:  Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018

Instructor:  Rev. David Kueker, Kinmundy: First and Wesley UMCs

Contact:  Cheryl Cain  or Ava Williams

 

Title:  Module 2: The Practice of Ministry

Part 2:

Dates:  Friday evening, Dec. 7 through Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018

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

Location:  Little Grassy Camp,  1 Methodist Camp Road, Makanda, IL  62958

Cost:  $145

Registration deadline:  Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018

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 3: Organization for Ministry

Date:  Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019

            Snow date: Saturday, Mar. 16, 2019

Times:  8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location:  Cotton Hill UMC

                  5931 N. Cotton Hill Road

      Springfield, IL  62703

Cost:  TBD

Registration deadline:  Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019

Instructor:  Rev. Michael Crawford, Coordinator of Congregational Development

Contact:  Cheryl Cain or Ava Williams

 

Title:  Module 4: Connection for Ministry

Date:  Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019

            Snow date: Saturday, Mar. 16, 2019

Times:  8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location:  Cotton Hill UMC

                  5931 N. Cotton Hill Road

      Springfield, IL  62703

Cost:  TBD

Registration deadline:  Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019

Instructor:  Rev. Floyd Blackard,  Bissell and Riverton: First UMCs

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 below when it is ready.

Module 2, Part 1  (Registration begins Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, and ends Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018)

Module 1  (Registration begins Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, and ends Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018)

Module 2, Part 2  (Registration begins Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, and ends Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018)

Module 3  (Registration begins Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, and ends Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019)

Module 4  (Registration begins Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, and ends Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019)

 

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 each 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.  Please be sure to check the year date found at the bottom of each page of the materials.  Current materials contain either a 2016 or a 2017 date.  If you find that you have something else, please contact either Cheryl Cain or Ava Williams for assistance.