This second CLM module explores basic skills needed by the Certified Lay Minister, including leading worship, preaching and sharing faith, forming discipleship ministries, and providing congregational care.
- For this course, participants will also need the CLM Downloadable Resource for Module Two.
- CLM Module 1. Please do not enroll in CLM Module 2 if you have not completed CLM Module 1 online or locally.
- 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.
- You must have access to a United Methodist Book of Discipline for this course.
This course is offered in partnership with the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church and is eligible for 2.0 CEU.
About the Instructor
Dr. 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.
Past Students Said…
“I learned that there is an awful lot more to ministering to a church via a CLM appointment that just filling the pulpit.”
“This module was very informative and filled in a few blanks I was unsure of. I also learned valuable ideas from my fellow classmates.”
“The course was intense and fast paced and that kept me on my toes. The other participants in the course were very knowledgeable and added to the course experience.”
“The course’s assigned readings were excellent; informative and Biblical. Conversations with class members added much to the course. There is a lot of material but it is so significant that it made me want more!”
“I learned to re-discover my gifts in ministry, including my shortcomings.”
“I learned aspects of preachers, pastoral care, discipleship, teaching, and worship planning. I think I expanded my understanding and scope of knowledge in the area of pastoral care the most.”
“I have found this process to be challenging and thought provoking. I earned three university degrees years ago and this is one of the best intellectual challenges I have had since.”
“I learned how to set up lesson plans to write my outlines for a sermon. I learned how to use a lectionary to get Bible verses and music that relates to the Bible verses for the date the sermon is to be given.”
“The course has all the answers for the struggles I’ve gone through as a lay supply pastor these last seven years.”