Modules & Registration

We are currently working to set up module offerings.  When modules are scheduled to be offered they will be posted below 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 through those offered by the IGRC CLM Coordinating Team.  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 be (or become) one of the following 3:

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

OR

  • have completed one year of seminary studies

In addition, prior to registering for Module 1, 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/Part to be held.

*Important Note*

It is expected that participants will read through the Module materials and complete the assignments given in the materials prior to the scheduled class time.  It is also expected that participants will write out their answers/responses to the assignments and bring their written work with them to class.  This will help to facilitate conversation during class time.  If you are unsure of how to receive the Module materials for use, please see the last paragraph on this web page.

Some Scholarship funds may be available to those with a need.  Please contact 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.

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Title:  Module 1: Call and Covenant for Ministry

Dates:  Friday evening & Saturday, Nov. 11 & 12, 2022

                   (Please note these are different dates than originally announced.)

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:  $65

Registration deadline:  Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022

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

Contact:  Ava Williams

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Title:  Module 2: The Practice of Ministry

Part 1:

Dates:  Friday evening, Nov. 11 through Sunday Nov. 13, 2022

                    (Please note these are different dates than originally announced.)

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:  $175

Registration deadline:  Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022

Instructors:  Preaching--Rev. Jim Slone,  Retired Elder serving Sesser and Valier UMCs

                       Pastoral/Congregational Care--Rev. Carol Lakota Eastin, Retired Elder

Contact:  Ava Williams

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Part 2:

Dates:  Friday evening, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022

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:  $175

Registration deadline:  Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022

Instructors:  Worship--Rev. Terri Haas, Tuscola UMC

                       Faith Formation and Discipleship--

                                        Rev. Beth Fender, Coordinator of Disciple-Making Leadership

Contact:  Ava Williams

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Register Here for Upcoming Modules

Registration for each Part or Module will open at least 6 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.  Assignments in addition to those in the Module materials will begin being sent to those who have registered 6 weeks prior to the class date through the close of registration.  To those registering please also see the *Important Note* above.

Module 1  (Registration begins Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 and ends Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022)

Module 2, Part 1  (Registration begins Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 and ends Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022)

Module 2, Part 2  (Registration begins Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 and ends Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022)

Module 3  (Registration to be Announced for 2023)

Module 4  (Registration to be Announced for 2023)

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.  To be recommended/make application your name needs to be placed on the Church Council Report on the line for First Time Recommended to Become a Certified Lay Minister AND you need to file a CLM Annual Report giving your name and contact information AS WELL AS checking the Boxes in Parts 2 & 3 for INITIAL APPLICATION.  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 Ava Williams for assistance.