Preparing for Ministry

The Order of Ministry in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is comprised of Commissioned Ministers and Ordained ministers.

Commissioned ministers

  • May or may not be seeking ordination

Ordained ministers

  • Have been under care of a Region
  • Have been involved in a program of study
  • Have met the criteria for ordination, authorized by the Region, and ordained by the Region and their sponsoring congregation

If you are considering ministry in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), whether Commissioned or Ordained, you should first contact your Regional Minister.  She/he will discuss the process for Commissioning and/or Ordination in your specific Region.

Together with the Regional Commission on Ministry, you will discern the appropriate and authorized program of study and formation for your journey in ministry.