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Completing the Clergy Ethics Training at least once every three years is a vital part of maintaining your standing with the Christian Church Disciples of Christ.

These educational events provide opportunities to refresh your knowledge on continuing ethical issues and learn new information about hot topics such as social media ethics, financial ethics and other 21st century issues. You may also learn self-care tips to prevent burn-out and keep the minister and congregation healthy.

For clergy entering the Search and Call system, completion of at least one course every three years is required to obtain a letter of reference or verify good standing from the any of the Regional Ministers.

Ethics Documents

Clergy Ethics Policy and Procedures
Ministerial Code of Ethics

2017 Course Options

Ethics Registration

Clergy Ethics Dates for 2017  All offerings are from 8:30 am-3:30 pm.

Healthy Boundaries 101: Wednesday, Feb. 8 at Parkway Christian Church, Springfield. Rev. Dr. Teresa Dulyea-Parker will present Faith Trust Institute training. Rev. Michael Srbljan and Lincoln Douglas/ROCC cluster hosting.

Clergy Self-Care: Tuesday, April 25 at First Christian Church, Macomb. Rev. Canon Al Keeney and Rev. Scott Woolridge will lead. Rev. Kelly Ingersoll and Wenois/New Hope cluster will host.

Healthy Boundaries 201: Monday, Sept. 11 at First Christian Church, Lawrenceville. Rev. Dr. Teresa Dulyea-Parker will present Faith Trust Institute training. Rev. Tom Akers and Rev. Jeff Shick will host.

Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism: Saturday, Oct. 7 at Grace Community Christian Church, Aurora. PRAR team will lead training on micro-aggressions. Rev. Yvonne Gilmore will host.


UCC Course Options

Lexington Theological Seminary

History & Polity Registering Now

If you need a Disciples History and Polity course for the Commission on Ministry, NOW is the time to apply!  Lexington Theological Seminary offers History & Polity twice per year (May and November) and registration is now open for May.  You need to be admitted as either an Auditor or Special Student (check with the Commission on Ministry to determine which) before you can register.  This 4-week online course allows you to complete the course without a trip to Lexington.  The course allows you to study at any time of the day – when it is convenient for you!  Auditors are welcome to apply with the short Application to Audit form found here.  Special Students will need to use the longer application, submit transcripts and provide 1 letter of recommendation.  All students Under Care of the Region can take the class for $240 (50% scholarship).  For more information, contact Erin Cash, Director of Admissions at [email protected] or (859) 280-1249. Don’t wait!  This course fills up quickly!