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 2019
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]
Please review NEW 2018 Policy requirement for Boundary Training and Anti-Oppression Training for all Active and Retired-Active Clergy. Please note that all active clergy are required to take Boundary and Anti-Oppression Training every THREE (3) years effective January 1, 2018. If you have not completed training in the past three years, a grace period is still being extended until such time as the Region is able to provide suitable education opportunities for you. Thank you for your patience as we have worked to make this happen. Thank you to all who have been assisting the Committee on Ministry to find suitable opportunities.