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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Commissioned Ministry?

What took place at the 2019 Discernment Retreat?

What courses are offered in 2019?

How much does the program cost?

Is financial assistance available?

How do I apply for admission?

Where can I get an extra Letter of Recommendation form?

Watch this space for more updates and the expanding horizons of the School for Ministry.

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March 25, 2019 in School for Ministry

Meet Our New Cohort Leader

Melissa Ebken has been called as the new Cohort Leader for the School for Ministry. She will serve as mentor, coach and facilitator for the 2019 Cohort. She began her…
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March 12, 2019 in School for Ministry

Announcement of School for Ministry Launch

The School for Ministry launched its first Cohort on March 4 with an online study entitled “Overview of the Bible.” The School’s curriculum provides academic preparation, leadership development and spiritual…
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February 12, 2019 in School for Ministry

School For Ministry Prospective Students

Dear Prospective Student Thank you for your interest in the School for Ministry sponsored by the CCIW (Disciples of Christ) and the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ.…
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February 7, 2019 in School for Ministry

School for Ministry Vacancy Announcement – Cohort Leader

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT   COHORT LEADER School for Ministry   Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Illinois and Wisconsin Illinois Conference United Church of Christ The School for Ministry is a…
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