Ministers Mailing Files:
Please note that the new 2018 Request for Standing form has been posted below. This form must be returned to the Regional Office by Dec. 15, 2018 if you desire to receive and/or continue standing.
Please note a NEW online version of this form is available in the Information and Resources tab below.
This Month's Files:
2019 Request for Standing.pdf    2019 Request for Standing form - please note a NEW online version of this form is available in the Information and Resources tab below.    11/1/2018
2019 Standing Letter.pdf    2019 Letter and instructions for the Request for Standing form.    11/1/2018
2012 8 27 Media Relations Basics.pdf    Media Relations Basic from the General Church.    8/28/2012

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News For Ministers:
  • Dates Set for 2019 Healthy Boundaries Workshops - all clergy in the Christian Church in Georgia to register and complete Healthy Boundaries Training every five years. Inactive Retired Ministers are exempt. 
  • North East District Clergy Meetings -
    • All meetings are at NOON Meetings are at the Golden Corral Restaurant in Winder
      Luncheon is provided by Christian College
    •  The Dates are normally the first Monday of each month, January through June.
  • Oreon E. Scott Clergy Conference - October of each year at Christmount. 
  • Preaching Workshops at Cherry Log - The Craddock Center sponsors a preaching workshop on the first Monday every March and October. The workshops are held at Cherry Log Christian Church. There is no charge for the workshops but reservations are required - email for more information.
  • The Insurance Board - a non-profit denominational program celebrating 30 years as a corporation this year. We
    offer a comprehensive insurance program that protects a church’s unique risks such as: pastoral counseling,
    sexual misconduct, directors’ and officers’ coverage, among other complicated needs of churches and their
    ministries.   Meet your local agent: 
Search and Call:
  • Search and Call - Seeking a full or part time position in the Ministry or other staff positions in the Georgia Region?
    CLICK HERE to see a list of open positions and learn how to apply.

  • Georgia Order of Ministry Document - approved at the 2011 Regional Assembly.  This document sets policies and procedures for the Christian Church in Georgia in relation to ministry and ministerial standing. 
  • Response to & Prevention of Clergy Sexual Misconduct - Approved by the 2011 Regional Assembly.
Information & Resources:
  • Annual Request for Standing - Every Ordained and Commissioned minister in the Region must fill our and submit a Request for Standing form by mid December of each year.  Individuals seeking standing should use the same form.  Instructions and a form you may fill out and submit online are available here: 

  • Remittance Form - Use this form to send your Congregations Outreach Offering to the Office of General Minister and President's Treasury Services who handles accounting for the Region of Georgia. Download PDF
  • Education Resources - for both those seeking Comissioned ministry and those seeking continuing education.
    • Christian College of Georgia, in cooperation with the Regional Commission on Ministry, has established the “Institute for Christian Ministry” for licensed, lay and commissioned ministers of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Georgia. 
    • Lexington Theological Seminary, Online seminary programs you can begin year-round. 
    • Phillips Seminary, Ministry Training Program.  The Certificate in Pastoral Ministry Training Program provides an online, foundational curriculum of education and ministry formation.  The program was revised in 2013 to align with the Sixteen Areas of Ministerial Practice established by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), but is open to, and useful for, students in many denominations.
  • The Resource Page on the General Church website.  Note the tabs across the page take you to many different links for resources on Education, Worship, Pastoral Leadership, History, and more.

  • Sermon Resources
    • Lectionary Bible study - and resource provided by United Church of Christ
    • Text Week - Very comprehensive lectionary resource
    • Working Preacher - Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, David Lose, and Matt Skinner, of the Luther Seminary for "Brainwave" - a weekly conversation around preaching the lectionary texts.

  • Disciples Together - is a twice-monthly e-letter produced by the General Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The newsletter is specifically published for pastors and chaplains. To subscribe:
  • Social Media for Clergy
  • Clergy Burnout - Interesting article from the N.Y. Times on the problem of Clergy burnout and the need for sabbaticals and vacations. 
  • The Association of Disciples Intentional Interim Ministers 
  • Charles F. Schwab Ministerial Scholarship. 
  • Ministry Assistance Program - A joint Ministry of The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Georgia and the Clergy Resource Center of the Pastoral Institute. 
  • - online courses, lectures, workshops and seminars for both clergy and layity. 
  • Columbia Theological Seminary - online and classroom workshops and seminars for both clergy and layity 
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