Disciples Clergy Retreat at Camp Christian - Cancelled

New dates for rescheduled retreat will be posted as soon as they are available


Welcome Clergy!  This page will have various information and resources geared towards our Ministers.
CLERGY ZOOM CALL- May 21, 2020  7:00 PM

Please save the date for Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 7:00 pm. Rev. Dr. Dick Hamm, the former General Minister and President will share during our Clergy ZOOM time about the clergy role in these times.

Richard L. Hamm

Rev. Dr. Richard L. "Dick" Hamm served as a minister of congregations for 23 years, as regional minister of the Disciples of Christ in Tennessee, and as general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the US and Canada from 1993-2003. He was the first executive director of Christian Churches Together in the USA, and has served as a vice president of the National Council of Churches and a member of the World Council of Churches Central Committee. Dick is an author and teaches at Christian Theological Seminary and is interim vice president for development in his retirement. An elder of Central Christian Church, Indianapolis, he is an annual delegate to Pakistan for the US-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium; and active locally in Bread For The World. 

Elder & Deacon Workshop Postponed until spring

Waiting for new date for this workshop. If meeting in person is safe, it will be held at FCC Macon. Stay tuned for more information!

Clinical Pastoral Education

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a valuable professional development opportunity for clergy and religious leaders serving in congregations or community ministry organizations. If you or those you support would like to deepen skills in interpersonal communication, grief support, crisis care, caring for people from diverse backgrounds or explore chaplaincy as a ministry vocation, CPE is for you!


Emory Spiritual Health offers many levels of CPE at various Emory Healthcare facilities which you can learn more about by visiting our website at www.emoryhealthcare.org/spiritual-health/.  Those interested in CPE begin with an intern CPE unit. Currently we are interviewing for intern units which begin in January at our newest CPE site, Emory Decatur Hospital (formerly DeKalb Medical) and also at Emory University Hospital (Decatur) and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital (Sandy Spring). You may apply by completing an application found on our website and email the application to shcpe@emory.edu. A flyer with details is attached to this email. If you have questions about CPE or completing an application, please call me at (404) 501 - 5149 or email at EJACK30@emory.edu.


Please share this information in your denominational or faith group communications or pass on to individual clergy who may be interested.

Disciples Clergy Reading Group (and a new lectureship)

Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta is sponsoring a new Disciples Clergy Reading group.



It was a joy to spend these past two meetings thinking through our preaching in an increasingly secular age. Our next book will be: Having Nothing, Possessing Everything: Finding Abundant Communities in Unexpected Places by Michael Mather. Please click HERE to get the book. We will meet on Sunday, March 15th, 5pm in Peachtree's Chapel. Discussion will begin at 6pm in the library. 


The fourth book is The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters by Priya Parker. That discussion will take place on Sunday, April 5th, 5pm in Peachtree's Chapel. Discussion will begin at 6pm in the library. Friends, please come even if you cannot read the whole book. I am open to you being here, hearing ideas, and contributing. This is an effort to make us all better for the calling that we have been given. Do all you can, while you can, right!?


Anyway, looking forward to being with you.


Grace and Peace,  

Jarrod Longbons

National Convocation - July 22-25th - Ft. Worth TX

Information on DOC National Convocation can be found  HERE.

Candler School of Theology Offerings

Dear friends,


Greetings from Candler School of Theology at Emory University! We wanted to share with you the latest on upcoming events that may be of interest to your readers and constituents. Please see below for our featured events and the attached Word document for a full listing of events for this spring. You can catch the latest goings-on at our website, candler.emory.edu. We hope you can join us!

Click HERE to go the News and Announcements Page for more information and to register!


27 JUN


10:00 am-3:00 pm

Location TBD

2020 Clergy ZOOM Calls
Details and guests will be announced later. All calls at 7:30 pm.
July 23rd
September 10th
November 12th
North West District Meeting

Held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

North East District Meeting

Held on the last Thursday of every month.

The Gathering – A Retreat for Clergy - Confirm Identity | Online Registration by Cvent in New Orleans, LA



Thank you for your interest in The Gathering:  A Retreat for Pastors! Online registration for the event is quick, easy, and secure. The cost of registration is $150.  A $50 discount is available to those who average less than 100 weekly worshipers in your home congregation. The registration fee includes the conference, two breakfasts, one lunch, and two hotel nights. Registration payments can be made using a debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover). After successfully submitting your registration, you will receive an email receipt confirming your payment.  


North East District Meeting

In keeping with our commitment given at the Clergy Cluster meetings last year, we are renewing our commitment to gathering for Clergy District meetings.


If you are active or retired clergy living anywhere between Lawrenceville and Athens, please join us Tuesday, January 28th at 12 noon for our first meeting of the year.


Our host will be Rev. Cheryl Cloar, Senior Minister of First Christian Church in Winder. Please RSVP (if you have not already done so) no later than January 21st to rnw1811@gmail.com as we are providing lunch.


Winder First's address is: 275 N. 5th Avenue, Winder, GA 30680. Hope to see you there!

The Disciples Advocate Newsletter - Winter Edition

The Winter Edition of the Disciples Advocate Newsletter distributed by Disciples Home Missions can be accessed HERE.

2020 Request for Standing form now available

2020 Request for standing forms are now available in both online format and PDF download. Click HERE to visit the Commission on Ministry page for clergy to access the forms and links to request standing. Forms are due by December 31st!

Does your new church need Chalice Hymnals?

Do you know of any new churches that are in need of Chalice Hymnals?  Please let me know and we would be happy to supply them with some!


Laura Ginn

Services Support Assistant

New Church Ministry and Disciples Church Extension Fund

Post Office Box 7030

Indianapolis, IN  46207

Direct Line:  (317) 713-2529

Office:  (317) 635-6500 – Ext. 2529

Toll-Free:  (800) 274-1883

Discussion with Georgia Clergy - with Warren Lynn
  • Revised version of the discussion with Ga Clergy can be found  HERE

  • Warren Lynn is the Executive Minister for Christian Vocations  at DHM.

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.  Info HERE

Meet your local agent:  OPEN PDF

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 click HERE










Healthy Boundaries Workshops

Required Training for the Prevention of Clergy Misconduct

The policy and procedures document on Clergy Sexual Misconduct passed at the 2011 Regional Assembly requires all clergy in the Christian Church in Georgia to register and complete Healthy Boundaries Training every five years. Inactive Retired Ministers are exempt.

Clergy with standing in Georgia should receive information from the Regional office notifying them of the year they are required to take Boundaries training in order to retain their ministerial standing.  If you did not receive this information please contact the regional office at  (478) 743-8649 or email jennifer@gadisciples.org.

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