CLM Module 1.3: Repeating what they’ve always done will not work with the assignment of a CLM

Quote: Some congregations seem to go on autopilot-simply repeating what they’ve always done. This cycle will not work with the assignment of a CLM. This leadership role is different from the ordained or licensed pastors you may have had appointed in the past. For one thing, they must serve as part of a ministry team. This means they are not to “do” ministry for the congregation – they are to be “in ministry” with the congregation. (p. 21, CLM Book)

How would this be different for the congregation where you are a member, if we changed everything to follow the new pattern of ministry?

This Mutual Ministry Covenant “is essential because at the very heart of this form of ministry is a Mutual Ministry Team that shares a mission locally. There are no solo ministers in the process. The CLM is part of a ministry team. The covenant guides the mission and the ministry.”

How would this be different for the congregation where you are a member, if we changed everything to follow the new pattern of ministry?

Closing Prayer
My covenant: (Five Fingers)
Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief.
Lord, I obey. Help my disobedience.
Lord, I follow. Thank you for the path, for guidance, for providence and protection.
I humbly ask for wisdom and for knowledge in every human situation.
Lord, help me to flourish as a part of the vine. Amen.

David O. Kueker – dkueker@yahoo.com – Cell/text: 618-780-0151 – Home: 618-547-3415
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This resource for teaching Module 1 of the Certified Lay Minister program of the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference is developed by David Kueker and is based on Module I: Call and Covenant for Ministry, copyright 2016 by Discipleship Resources, Nashville, TN.
CLM 1.3, Reviewed: 2-19-22.

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