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CLM Course Cycle E: The Purpose of Preaching 2022 (Leadership)

september, 2022

10sep01octCLM Course Cycle E: The Purpose of Preaching 2022 (Leadership)(september 10) 9:00 AM - (october 1) 11:00 AM PDT

Event Details


  • California & Hawaii: Saturdays, September 10 – October 1, 2022 (9 AM – 11 AM PDT | 6 AM – 8 AM HST)
  • Guam & Saipan: Sundays, September 11 – October 2, 2022 (2 AM – 4 AM ChST)

Location: Zoom


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

Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 8, 2022


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 focuses on delivering the gospel. The purpose of this cycle is to (1) articulate a theology of preaching; and (2) develop ideas for ordering and delivering sermons within the local congregation.

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. Dr. Lincoln E. Galloway, K. Morgan Edwards Professor of Homiletics at Claremont School of Theology. He is a former President of the Academy of Homiletics. As an elder in the Cal-Pac Conference, he has served as pastor of several UMC congregations.
  • Materials: Participants are required to acquire the book A Lay Preacher’s Guide: How to Craft a Faithful Sermon by Karoline M. Lewis. (AmazonCokesbury).

Zoom information will be included in your confirmation email. You will also receive a reminder email on Friday, September 9, 2022 (PDT).

  • 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