Disciples Clergy Retreat at Camp Christian - Cancelled
New dates for rescheduled retreat will be posted as soon as they are available
NEWS FOR CLERGY
Welcome Clergy! This page will have various information and resources geared towards our Ministers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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,
ATTEND AN EVENT
NW DISTRICT MEETING
National Convocation - July 22-25th - Ft. Worth TX
Information on DOC National Convocation can be found HERE.
Candler School of Theology Offerings
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!
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.
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!
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-Feb 19- FCC Atlanta - Program features the LGBTQ+ Alliance Georgia team
First Christian Church of Atlanta, located at 4532 LaVista Road Tucker, GA 30084, will host our next NW District Clergy gathering on February 19 at noon. Our program features the LGBTQ+ Alliance team in Georgia who will share with us how we can become more welcoming.
Lunch will be provided for a $5-$7.00 donation. Please R.S.V.P the church by noon on Monday, February 17.
RSVPs go to Margaret Forrestor at email@example.com
We hope you can join us!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org as we are providing lunch.
Winder First's address is: 275 N. 5th Avenue, Winder, GA 30680. Hope to see you there!
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
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
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 email@example.com.
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