The General Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are established or recognized by the General Assembly, upon recommendation of the General Board. These ministries address broad areas of work, central administrative functions and specialized study and services to meet responsibilities of the Church in its mission of witness and service to the world. General ministries strengthen congregational life for the church's mission.
General Ministry Operation and Governance
General Ministries are overseen by the General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Each General Ministry can have and select the members of its own governing board. All General Ministry boards are elected or confirmed by the General Board. General Ministries can also be incorporated and administer their own program and financial affairs. General Ministries report their work for the Church at each annual meeting of the General Board.
Note: The Office of General Minister and President includes other ministries such as the Center for Faith and Giving, Communication Ministries, Reconciliation Ministries, Treasury Services, Week of Compassion and the Yearbook and Directory Office. Find out more here.
General Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) function as ministries that cover broad areas of work for the Church. They also assist in the central administrative and specialized functions of the Church. The role of General Ministries is to strengthen congregational life for the church's mission. Racial/ethnic ministries are included in this directory.