Introduction to Christ Servant Ministry  (All are welcome)

  • At current time there are no introductory courses scheduled. 

Advanced Training  (All are welcome)

  • At current time there are no in-person courses scheduled.  However, a number of on-line courses can be taken for CSM credit.  Some of the opportunities for on-line credit include Basic Sexual Ethics; Peninsula-Delaware Lay Servant Academy; Emotional Intelligence and Diversity; The Multi-Site/Satellite Model for Churches led by Mike Slaughter; and Both/And: Maximizing Hybrid Worship Experiences For Online and In-Person Audiences.  To receive credit for on-line experiences a CSM request for credit form must be completed and submitted no later than 30 days after completion of the course.  (Download Request for Credit Form in PDF).

CLM Orientation  (More information can be found on the Certified Lay Minister page)

      Contact Judy Ehninger, CLM Program Coordinator,  for more information

      Call:  610-442-3140 or Email: judy.ehninger@gmail.com.

Special Opportunities

  • Servant Ministries Conference Gathering on Zoom - A recording of the February 23 Servant Ministers meet and greet by clicking here: Meet & Greet Video.  If you have questions, please email George Hollich, or call  him at 717-838-2812. 

  • Sexual Ethics Workshops - For more information on Sexual Ethics workshops, contact Rev. Jacqueline Hines at pastorjacquelineumc@gmail.com, 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) 

  • BeADisciple.com –  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: BeADisciple.com.

Individuals registering for any of the BeADisciple.com 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)

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 BeADisciple.com.

  • 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 joel.kime@evangelical.edu.

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

Events and Opportunities