A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SCHOOL FOR MINISTRY
Initiated in 2019, the School for Ministry is a new venture for CCIW (Disciples of Christ) and the Illinois Conference of the UCC. Built on a foundation of God’s life-changing love, the School serves as a continuing education training ground for Commissioned Ministers (DoC) and Lay Ministers (UCC).
In these days of rapid change, the Christian church has new needs for ministerial leadership. Hence, the School for Ministry offers to feed God’s sheep and God’s shepherds. We are calling and equipping gifted laity in the congregation to help them to discern their call to ministry in the context of intentional, sacramental community.
Through nurturing and education, faculty, staff, and administration will help aspiring leaders gain the ability to become faithful, well-qualified pastors and ministers. We are confident that the School’s educational ministry will change the lives of leaders and congregations, moving them from surviving to thriving.
We’re creating the next crop of ministers – a new way of education for a new day in ministry.
Watch this space for more updates and the expanding horizons of the School for Ministry.