Last year's CLM training was a bit different in that the New Mexico Conference was joined by laity of the Rio Texas and NWTX Conferences.  The collaboration was very successful, so we're hosting joint courses again this year.

Training Pre-Requisites: Membership for 2 years in same local UMC church, Completion of application with all required documents (see sidebar) and $50 fee with application, $50 per training session (submitted to Conference Office prior to training weekend) or $350 total. Participants must attend ALL sessions to receive session certificate, NO makeup sessions.

To remain certified, CLM’s must take an advanced Lay Servant training course every 3 years and submit an annual report to their local charge conference.

CLM Registration Form due to Kathy Jewell by March 4, 2024. Please note that NO applicants will be considered after deadline.

Dates for Classes:

1.March 22-23
2. May 10-11
3. June 28-29
4. August 9-10
5.Sept. 27-28
6. Nov. 15-16
7.Jan 3 and 4, 2025
Interviews with NMCBOL and DCOM will start in February of 2024
**All classes will be by ZOOM.

TIMES: Fridays: 6-9pm, MT
Saturdays: 9am-4pm, MT

Kathy Jewell
Conference CLM Director

CLM Registration Form

Documentation Required for Application:

  • Letter of Recommendation from Pastor (see application for details)
  • Letter of Recommendation from home church Staff/Parish Relations Committee (SPRC)
  • CLM Annual Report to Charge Conference requesting to begin CLM Training OR written approval of Church Council reflected in the minutes of the meeting.
  • Written one page Statement of “Call” to be a CLM, how God is moving in your life
  • Certificate of Completion for Basic Lay Servant Course
  • Certificate of Completion for Advanced Lay Servant Course
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Current Background Check, through home church
  • Current Safe Sanctuary Basic Completion Certificate