Register Today - Certified Lay Minister AcademyCertified Lay Minister follows the early Methodist tradition of lay preachers and class leaders who served in a Christian community and was established at the 2004 General Conference.

Certified Lay Ministers are vital to the mission and ministry of churches that:

  • Are small and may be struggling to afford traditional pastoral leadership
  • Have been on multi-point charges
  • Are sharing clergy leadership
  • Are increasing continuity of leadership
  • Are experiencing numeric growth and can benefit from a pastoral team
  • Are serving multicultural or cross-cultural groups by developing indigenous leadership

Module I: Call and Covenant for Ministry

Module II: The Practice of Ministry

Module III: Organization of Ministry 

Sponsored by the Tennessee Conference Board of Laity and the Cal Turner Jr., Center for Church Leadership; the Certify Lay Minister Academy where module I, II, III will be taught, will be held at Martin Methodist College (date to be determined).  The academy is one required component in the steps leading to certification as a Certified Lay Minister.  We invite you to participate in this enriching event, led by highly-qualified leaders from our Conference. Basic Lay Service Ministry Course Strongly Recommended.

Certified Lay Minister Academy - April 13th - 15th, 2018

Martin Methodist College

433 West Madison St.
Pulaski, TN 38478