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Mid-America region seeking team member

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Mid-America, Inc.

Opens Search for a Member of its Four-Member Regional Minister Team

 The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Mid-America, Inc., a 20,000 participating member Region with 233 congregations in Missouri and 3 congregations in western Illinois, is searching for the NW member of its four-member Regional Minister Team.


  • An ordained minister with standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • A minimum of 7 years congregational/pastoral experience
  • Adept at forming relationships with pastors and congregations
  • Willingness to be an equal member in the Regional Minister Team
  • Good oral and written communications skills
  • Good administration, organization, and technology skills
  • Experience in working with the search and call system helpful, but not mandatory
  • Reliable transportation and available for travel
  • Training and experience with rural congregations, small congregations, new church starts, and transformational/sustainable opportunities
  • Respects and celebrates diversity in race, culture, sexual orientation and identity, disability, theology, and language

Geographical location:  Northwest Missouri (central portion preferable)

Accountable to:  CCMA Personnel Committee and Regional Board

Ministry duties:

  • Serves as pastor for the clergy and their families in the NW part of the Region
  • Relates to the approximately 60 congregations in the NW part of the Region and facilitates the search and call process for them
  • Promotes and attends clergy cluster meetings in the NW part of the Region
  • Supports the Ordination Nurture Teams and the Commissioned Ministers Team in the NW part of the Region and sits on the Regional Commission on the Order of Ministry
  • Conducts ordinations, installations, and commissionings of ministers in the NW part of the Region
  • Provides Region-wide support for rural churches, small churches, new church starts, and also provides and promotes transformational/sustainable opportunities
  • Provide staff support for additional ministries assigned by negotiated agreement within the Regional Minister Team and the Regional Board

 Current search and call papers will be required.  Application deadline is May 1, 2018

To apply (or for more information), please contact the Rev. Dr. Patrick Overton, Search Committee Chairperson, at:  660-672-2229 or pmoverton@msn.com