To Nebraska Clergy
From Pastoral Leadership Commission
Enclosed is a 2017 Request for Ministerial Standing. Please complete the form and return by February 28, 2017. The Pastoral Leadership Commission will be meeting in February 2017 to review your completed form and prepare a written response.
Standing is identified in the General Commission on Ministry policy as : Standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is credentialing for ministry within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a call to accountability to the church, and collegiality with other ministers both denominationally and ecumenically. 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.
ii. Participates regularly in programs of study, growth, and renewal.
iii. Maintains relations with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) including participating membership in a recognized congregation in the community of residence or active ministry where feasible.
iv. Adheres to the Ministerial Code of Ethics of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
v. Continues to meet the personal qualifications for admission to the Order of Ministry. (II.A.2.) 961
vi. Seeks annual certification as requested by the Region where the ministry site is located or by the General Commission on Ministry, as appropriate.
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Nebraska holds to these guidelines as a measure for standing. The CCN (DOC) also requires Boundary Training every three years. If you have not taken boundary training in the last three years, please get it, your standing will be pending until this is updated.
We look forward to reading ab out your ministry challenges and successes. May God bless you with health and joy in Christ’s service.
Grace and Peace,
Winona Hodder, Chair
Pastoral Leadership Commission