Christian Church ​(Disciples of Christ) in Canada

église chrétienne (Disciples du christ) au canada

“Standing continues so long as the minister maintains relations with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), including participating membership in a recognized congregation in the community where feasible.” Theological Foundations and Policies and Criteria for the Order of Ministry [II.F.2.b.iii].

In keeping with The Design of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), regions are responsible for reviewing and certifying the Ministerial Standing of all ordained and licensed Disciples clergy each year who live in their area. When your Standing is acknowledged by the region, your name is listed in the official Year Book and Directory of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for the ensuing year. Another key value – you cannot enter Search and Call without Standing. Standing reflects your being “accountable to and up-to-date with” the required denominational criteria for maintaining your ecclesiastical certification.

Ministerial Standing Form 2017

This may be skipped if you are Retired- Inactive status or Retired- Active but not employed. Employment Criteria: “Standing for ministers in active service continues so long as the minister does and reports the following: Performs faithfully the duties of a minister as authorized by Commissioning or Ordination, either in an occupation recognized by the church as ministerial in purpose or in a service recognized by the church as ministerial in purpose." Theological Foundations and Policies and Criteria for the Order of Ministry [II.F.2.b.i]