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 or in DOC).

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:

Special Opportunities

  • North District Academy - Methodist United has postponed 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 monitor the effects of COVID-19 and make decisions concerning the class subjects and instructors. For more information on the North District Academy, contact Dean Patty Korbich at "" or call 570-672-1031.

  • Peninsula-Delaware Lay Servant Academy - On February 12, 13 & 14 the Penisula-Deleware Conference is offering an advanced course entitled Gospel Discipleship. This 10 hour advanced course is available for credit to all CSMs in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. The course will be presented in five, 2 hour, Zoom Sessions on the above weekend by the Rev. Dr. Michelle J. Morris.  The intent of the course is to help individuals stop feeling guilty and understand their unique discipleship path. To learn more about this unique opportunity Download the Course Description in PDF or register at:

  • 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