Theological Foundations and Policies and Criteria for the Ordering of Ministry in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Ordering of Ministry

This document, Theological Foundations and Policies and Criteria for the Ordering of Ministry, became the policy document for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada when the 2009 General Assembly adopted it. This policy became effective on August 1, 2011.

This page facilitates persons pursuing ministerial preparation in consultation with their appropriate Regional Commission on Ministry.

Providers – These GCOM-approved providers of ministerial education provide significant components of the Areas of Ministerial Practice

Apprentice Programs - List of Institutions/Programs which offer complete Apprentice Track programs that cover all the current Areas of Ministerial Practice

Education by AMP – Links to specific institutions/programs where the specific education in an Area of Ministerial Practice is offered. Click on the Area of Ministerial Practice to see the institutions/programs where the specific education is offered.

Documents:

All documents are provided as Adobe PDF documents.

For use only by candidates coming Under Care prior to August 1, 2011:

Handbook for Working with Candidates for Ordination

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Building A Portfolio

For Apprentice Track candidates and/or non-transcript recorded courses

Regional Commissions on Ministry PowerPoint Presentation

This PowerPoint Presentation is intended for Regional Commissions on Ministry interpreting the new Policies and Criteria document and Ordination Handbook. Please review the "notes" section of each slide for more details on a particular item.

FAQs Regarding Implementation of the New Ordering Document

Learning Outcomes for Sixteen Areas of Ministerial Practice

Additional resources and information will be provided on this page as they become available. Please check back often for updates.