Welcome, Ministry Candidates!
Whether you are visiting for the first time or returning for more information, we are glad you are here! Please use the links below to find a variety of helpful information and necessary documents. Associated topics are listed as well, so click for more information on each one! Please select the category below that best describes your interest.
This is information you will need as you meet with the CCIW Ministry Committee. The Ministry Committee is made up of clergy and laity who represent the diversity of our region. They will be your conversation partners about your papers (one at a time) —-spiritual autobiography, concept of ministry, view of the church and its mission in the world. And, if you are an ordination candidate you will have a spiritual director. If you are on track for commission, you will have a mentor. This is a spiritual discernment process and it takes time. The committee meets three times per year: Feb-Mar in Chicago; June in Bloomington; September in Eureka.
You will have the opportunity to view a summary and associated documentation:
- Online Application
- List of Materials Due for Ministry Committee Interview
- Guidelines for Required Papers
- Standing Information Page
- School for Ministry
- Covenant Sponsoring Congregation
- What is Spiritual Direction
- Guidelines for Spiritual Direction