A person wishing to become a CLM enters the certification process, which includes training, support, supervision, and accountability to the District Committee on Ordained Ministry. CLMs are laypeople serving out their call as disciples of Jesus Christ. They are neither full- nor part-time clergy.
According to ¶271 of the 2012 Book of Discipline, we have certified lay ministers in order to:
Our Book Of Discipline tells us that a CLM:
Forms for certification as a CLM include the following:CLM1 – Certified Lay Minister Process CLM2 – Certification Process Checklist CLM3 – Recommendation Form CLM4 – Psychological Testing Process CLM5 – DCOM Interview Process CLM6 – District File Content Checklist CLM7 – Certified Lay Minister Annual Report