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CLM Course Cycle C: Developing Disciples 2023 (Leadership)

may, 2023

03may(may 3)5:30 PM24(may 24)7:30 PMCLM Course Cycle C: Developing Disciples 2023 (Leadership)5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (24) PDT

Event Details


  • California & Hawaii: Wednesdays, May 3-24, 2023 (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT | 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM HST)
  • Guam & Saipan: Thursdays, May 4-25, 2023 (10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ChST)

Location: Zoom


Cost: $75. The purchase or borrowing of two books is also required.

Registration due: May 1, 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.

“Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the  preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession… Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Developing as a disciple and helping to develop disciples takes effort and disciplines, which help form us into the image God has for us as exemplified in the person of the incarnate Christ. Discipleship is a born out of building right relationship with God, through Christ, to one another. Join us in the life-giving experience of identifying and applying intentional Christ-centered practices that transform lives by helping each of us become deeper “Disciples of Jesus Christ.”

All those seeking certification as a Certified Lay Minister are invited to participate. This course is a required course for those seeking Certified Lay Minister status. For more about Certified Lay Ministry, visit the CLM web page at This course is also open to anyone who would like to attend for self-improvement/edification purposes. For Certified Lay Speakers and Certified Lay Servants, this course can be an Advanced LSM Course, but it is not one of the six required courses for Certified Lay Speaker.

  • Attendance is required at all sessions for credit for a total of 10 hours.
  • Instructor is the Rev. John Farley, 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: Discipleship in the New Expedition by Phil Maynard (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