Certified Lay Minister Courses

Register for classes online by clicking on the course titles below. Questions? Contact Nathan Stanton at nstanton@greatplainsumc.org or 785-414-4226. Your course registration confirmation email will list required and recommended texts for your class. You will be responsible for obtaining the books you need. 

The coursework for the 4 Modules can be found through the BeADisciple website. The three additional classes (Old Testament, New Testament, and Preaching) may be found on the course schedule page. The Lay Academy for Rural Church Ministries courses can be found at larcm.org/lay-training.

Online access for courses will be sent by email at least one day prior to the start of the course.

Each course costs $75. Payment can be made online during registration, or by check.

To ensure the best possible course experience, please review the Online Learning System Requirements page.

Not sure what a certified lay minister is? Read this brochure.

November 2018    
Nov 5 - 30 Theology & Doctrine
Web Only
Rev. Dr. Marian Adell


Theology & Doctrine, with Rev. Dr. Marian Adell

The Theology & Doctrine course is intended to help Certified Lay Ministry (CLM) students accomplish the following:

  1. Help students assess their own faith journey in the context of United Methodist doctrine and theology.

  2. Provide a basic understanding of the elements of United Methodist doctrine and theology.

  3. Provide the opportunity for students to be in online conversation with the instructor and other students about their understandings of United Methodist doctrine and theology.

  4. Assess and evaluate their growth in understanding United Methodist doctrine and theology.

Course dates: Nov. 5 - Dec. 2, 2018

Register for the Theology & Doctrine class here.