Report of the Christian College of Georgia to the 2012
Disciples of Christ: History,
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Tidings - April Issue of the Christian College of Georgia
for Disciples on Campus
About the College
College of Georgia is governed by volunteer Board of Trustees selected from
the membership of the Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) in Georgia.
There are twelve Trustees, including three Lay, one Licensed, and eight
Ordained Ministers. The College was Chartered in Atlanta in 1947,
and is registered with the Secretary of State of Georgia. The original
agreement for instruction with the University of Georgia was discontinued
in 1960, but the College continues the ministries adopted in its founding.
Funding of the College program
is from interest generated from the Endowment. The Endowment was created
and is sustained by gifts from a number of benefactors; the majority
of funds held in trust are from the sale of the campus from 1989 to 1997.
Offices are located in Statham, Georgia in property received from the Statham
Christian Church upon its closing in 1997. This historic sanctuary
was constructed in 1900, and was restored by the College in 1997.
The ministry of the College
is carried out through the oversight of three committees of the Board working
with the President and others as named. These three committees are
Ministry in Higher
Education includes the "Disciples on Campus" campus
ministry for Disciples of Christ students at the University of Georgia in
Athens, and the Atlanta United Divinity Center for seminarians in the Greater
Atlanta area. The objective of this committee is to encourage and
promote ministry with college, university and seminary students, faculty
|The Mission of the Christian
College of Georgia is to nurture, educate and prepare Disciples
for ministry and service.
Education includes offering vocational education,
encouragement and guidance for young and young adults in the Region of Georgia,
and creating a community of sharing among clergy with respect to the significance
of Ministry as Vocation. The committee endeavors to support and build
relationship with those who may be exploring or preparing for ministry as
Education for Ministry
includes offering academic and continuing education programs for church
leaders, and providing theological education and ministerial preparation
programs for lay leaders, Licensed and Ordained ministers. This committees
also oversees projects which provide financial support for persons in formal
ministerial education/preparation settings.
Central to the College Mission
is its partnership with the Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of
in Georgia. The College is poised to support ministries throughout
the Region in educational efforts which are consistent with its overall
mission. In addition, College representatives consult with congregations
and clergy in the Region in the development of educational programs for
ministry and leader development.
Robert L. Harris, Ph.D.