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CLM Course Cycle A: Introduction to Ministry Overview (Leadership)

january, 2023

25jan(jan 25)5:30 PM15feb(feb 15)7:30 PMCLM Course Cycle A: Introduction to Ministry Overview (Leadership)5:30 PM - (february 15) 7:30 PM PST

Event Details


  • California & Hawaii: Wednesdays, October 5-26 January 11 January 25 – February 15, 2023 (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT | 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM HST)
  • Guam & Saipan: Thursdays, October 6-27 January 12 January 26 – February 16, 2023 (11:30 AM – 1:30 PM ChST)

Location: Zoom


Cost: $75. The purchase of a book is also required.

Registration Deadline: Sunday, October 2 January 8 January 22, 2023


This course is open to participants from all Cal-Pac districts. A minimum number of participants is required; if the class is canceled because not enough people register, registrants will be notified by email and those who have paid will be refunded. The maximum number of participants is 24.

This course addresses the call, content, and context of ministry. The purpose of this cycle is to (1) provide a basic overview of the call to ministry, theology, and ordering of ministry in The United Methodist Church; and (2) explain the role of Certified Lay Ministry.

All those seeking certification as a Certified Lay Minister who need Cycle A are invited to participate, as well as all those who are currently Certified Lay Servants. This course qualifies as a Lay Servant Ministries Advanced class and as a prerequisite for Certified Lay Minister status. For more about Certified Lay Ministry, visit the CLM web page at

  • Attendance is required at all sessions for credit, as well as a two-hour assignment beyond the classroom, for a total of 10 hours.
  • Instructor is the Rev. John Farley, the Assistant to the Bishop for Leadership, a former pastor in the local church, former District Superintendent, and Cabinet Dean.
  • Materials: Participants should have a copy of the following book: The Christian as Minister by Meg Lassiat (CokesburyAmazon).

Zoom information will be included in your confirmation email.

  • Technical requirements: To participate in Zoom meetings, participants must have a reliable Internet connection, and a laptop, tablet, or smartphone device that can download and install the Zoom app. A web or phone camera and a microphone are highly recommended, although some users may call in via phone if a mic is not available.


For questions, contact Rev. John Farley at or Denise Serino at