CLM102 – CLM Module Two: The Practice of Ministry

CLM102 – CLM Module Two: The Practice of Ministry

Course Dates: February 20 – March 11, 2017   or See future dates for this course

This second CLM module, led by Dr. Joshua Reichard, explores basic skills needed by the Certified Lay Minister, including leading worship, preaching and sharing faith, forming discipleship ministries, and providing congregational care.

  1. For this course, participants will also need the CLM Downloadable Resource for Module Two.
  2. CLM Module 1.  Please do not enroll in CLM Module 2 if you have not completed CLM Module 1 online or locally.
  3. Check with your pastor, district superintendent, or conference office to make sure these courses are approved by your conference for your certification as a lay minister — each conference is different and some may not accept this course.
  4. You must have access to a United Methodist Book of Discipline for this course.


Price: $45.00


This course is offered in partnership with the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church and is eligible for 2.0 CEU.

Joshua Reichard

reichard-2013-smallDr. Joshua Reichard is a Certified Lay Minister and the congregational Lay Leader at Trinity United Methodist Church in Youngstown, OH. Joshua is the Vice President and Assistant Superintendent of Valley Christian Schools, a multicultural, urban, K-12 Christian school system with more than 700 students. Joshua earned a PhD in Human and Social Studies (Religion and Theology) from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, a DPhil in Religion and Society Studies from Oxford Graduate School, and an EdS in Educational Leadership from Liberty University. Joshua also completed certification in Online Teaching and Learning at United Theological Seminary. He serves as an adjunct faculty member of several higher education institutions. Joshua has served as a missionary, educator, and leader in various contexts of Christian service, as well as a technology consultant and entrepreneur. He is an interdisciplinary scholar with an extensive publishing record in peer-reviewed academic journals including the Wesleyan Theological Journal, American Journal of Theology and Philosophy, Process Studies, Religious Education, among others.