NEWS FOR CLERGY
Welcome Clergy! This page will have various information and resources geared towards our Ministers.
Disciples Clergy Retreat at Camp Christian - January 23-25th
You are cordially invited to attend a Clergy Retreat at Camp Christian Conference Center from January 23rd through the 25th! Registration is now open.
Disciples Clergy Reading Group (and a new lectureship)
Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta is sponsoring a new Disciples Clergy Reading group. The first meeting date is scheduled for January 12th, 2020. For more information click HERE to open the PDF version of the email invitation. For those who have not yet purchased the book, click HERE to access and video with a Q & A session with the author for review.
National Convocation - July 22-25th - Ft. Worth TX
Information on DOC National Convocation can be found HERE.
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!
Phillips Seminary Ministry Training Update - Upcoming deadline December 20!
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with Phillips Theological Seminary
Phillips Theological Seminary offers education for learners who are curious and want to deepen their faith and understanding without seeking a degree. Registration is available now for three paths toward exploring the way of Jesus.
2020 Remind & Renew Conference: At the Intersection of Jesus and Justice, Jan. 23-24 in Tulsa, Okla. Discounted registration continues through Jan. 4. REGISTER NOW
MTP (Ministry Training Program): Three online courses begin Jan. 6: Overview of the Bible, Pastoral Care, and Christian Education and Leadership. Registration closes Dec. 20. CLICK FOR MORE
Audit Courses: There are a dozen courses open for learners who want to audit. This means keeping up with the class readings and discussions. Some courses are on campus and others are online. AUDIT COURSES
Join conversations that expose you to new ideas, deepen your commitments and give insights to how you can minister in a changing world at Phillips. Click to email if you have questions or want more information on these and other seminary offerings.
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!
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
NW DISTRICT MEETING
5pm Thurs - 3pm Sat
NE DISTRICT MEETING
2020 Clergy ZOOM Calls
Details and guests will be announced later. All calls at 7:30 pm.
North West District Meeting
NW District Clergy Meeting-January 15@ FCC Decatur-Program features Aaron Smith with the Pension Fund.
First Christian Church in Decatur located at 601 Ponce DeLeon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030, will host our next NW District Clergy gathering on January 15 at noon. Our speaker will be Aaron Smith with the Pension Fund of the Christian Church. Aaron will update us on the latest news from the Pension Fund and also share with us the various services and programs the Pension Fund offers.
Lunch will be provided for a $10.00 donation. Please let the church know whether you need a vegetarian or salad option. R.S.V.P.s can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Monday, January 13.
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
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
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 email@example.com as we are providing lunch.
Winder First's address is: 275 N. 5th Avenue, Winder, GA 30680. Hope to see you there!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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