Explore Your Call to Leadership

Certified Lay Ministry Academy: Explore your call to leadership.

  • Is God calling you to lead or serve in your church congregation?
  • Are you interested in building a ministry team for community impact?
  • Are you interested in receiving theological, cultural and practical ministry training?

The Certified Lay Ministry Academy was established for spiritual formation, community connections and academic training.  Certified Lay Ministers (CLM's) are trained, equipped and certified to fulfill their unique God calling.  Each CLM develops and leads his or her ministry team for significant service in a wide variety of mission fields and settings - in and through churches of all sizes.

Currently, more than 50 Certified Lay Ministers are leading or serving within the West Ohio Conference in areas such as: small membership church appointment, prison ministries, medical clinics, congregational care, youth ministries, community outreach, mission and justice, preaching, diversity ministries and many others.

For full academy details including class schedule and cost, visit: or contact: RaNae Street, West Ohio Conference Director of Discipleship Resources at

  July 2021  
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