Introduction to Christ Servant Ministry  (All are welcome)

  • At current time there are no Introductory courses scheduled.  We hope to offer a one day course in the late fall. 


Advanced Training  (All are welcome)

  • December 5 – There will be a Preaching 3 course at Christ UMC in Fairless Hills.  The instructor for this course is Rev. Lloyd Speer.  Participants must have completed a Preaching 1 or Speaking 1 Course and are expected to complete pre-class work, including the reading of  Say Something: Simple Ways to Make Your Sermons Matter by Charley Reeb.  (Download Registration Form – Preaching 3 in PDF) .

CLM Orientation  (See Certified Lay Minister page for detailed schedule)

      Saturday      October 17           10:00 am – 12 pm

      Thursday,      October 22              6:30 - 8:30 pm    

      Monday        October 26              6:30 - 8:30 pm   

      Monday,       November 2             6:30 - 8:30 pm  

      Saturday,     November 7            12:30 – 2:30 pm

Contact Judy Ehninger, CLM Program Coordinator,  for more information or to register your attendance preference. 

Call:  610-442-3140 or Email:

Special Opportunities

  • North District Academy - Methodist United has decided to postpone their annual Laity Academy from the fall of 2020 to the Spring of 2021.  The current thinking is the Academy will take place on the 4 Mondays after Easter.  Over the next several months  MU will continue to monitor the effects of COVID-19 and make decisions concerning the class subjects and instructors. For more information on the North District Academy, contact their Dean Patty Korbich at "" or call 570-672-1031.


  • Sexual Ethics Workshops - For more information on Sexual Ethics workshops, contact Rev. Jacqueline Hines at, 610-495-6807, or 410-963-1721.

  • Tools for Ministry Workshops - Advanced training hours in leading that reflects the length of the workshop completed will be awarded to those who complete a "Request for Credit" form.  ((Download Request for Credit Form in PDF or in DOC))

  • –  A site that hosts online courses approved by Discipleship Ministries for use as an advanced course in Lay Servant Ministries (i.e. Christ Servant Ministries). These approved courses are designated on their website as "Lay Servant Ministries" and include a variety of titles including…

           Biblical Storytelling I – Beth Galbreath
           Biblical Storytelling II – Beth Galbreath
           Transforming Evangelism – Debra Dickerson

           Rediscovering our Spiritual Gifts – Beth Perry
           Leading Worship 101 for Lay Leaders - Dan Benedict
           Multimedia Technology in Worship for the Church Volunteer 101 –John Zimmerman
           Caring for the Caregiver - Harriet Wilkin

Those interested in registering or learning more about these titles can view and register by clicking on the following link:

Individuals registering for any of the courses should communicate the necessary information with the conference director, George Hollich to insure that CSM credit is assigned. (Download Request for Credit Form in PDF or in DOC)

Other Events

  • The Wesley Theological Seminary Lay Academy offers 11 online courses covering a variety of topics including Methodist identity, early church history, Christian ethics, interfaith relations, and the intersection of faith and science. Laypeople can earn a certification in Wesleyan Studies by completing six of the courses online, or can choose to take courses individually for personal education and enrichment. All of the Wesley Theological Seminary Lay Academy courses can be viewed at

  • Evangelical Seminary’s School of Lifelong Learning, Institute for Church Leadership offers a series of courses in Bible, theology, spiritual disciplines, evangelism, church history, missions, and counseling. CSM credit can be requested for these opportunities for spiritual enrichment and leadership development.  They are  open to all without any educational prerequisites. They are not seminary level courses and do not earn credit from Evangelical Seminary.  If you wish to inquire about courses please apply online or contact Joel Kime at 

For more information on Christ Servant Ministries or CSM sponsored events call:  717-838-2812 or E-mail:  George Hollich

Events and Opportunities