The 2009 General Assembly of the Christian Church (DOC) approved the document, Theological Foundation and Policies and Criteria for the Ordering of Ministry in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). "This document requires Regions to oversee an annual process through which the standing of ministers may be reviewed and renewed.

This process requires that the ministers provide certain information to the Regional Committee on Ministry (RCOM). This form is intended to facilitate that process.

Note: Face-to-face meetings with the Regional Committee on Ministry are not normally needed, although either party may ask for such a meeting if it is desired.

Standing Forms for 2021 must be completed by January 22, 2021.  


If no church email, use personal email address.

I am currently (select all that apply):

For Clergy not serving in a congregation, what type of ministry are you engaged in?



Have you received training in any of the following areas in the past year? (check all that apply)

Healthy Boundaries / Sexual Ethics Training

Pro Reconcilation / Anti Racism Training

Have you ever resigned your employment from a congregation, been asked to resign from official action as a clergyperson, had your ministerial or secular employment terminated (whether paid or volunteer), or had legal or ecclesiastical action taken against you in whole or in part on the allegations of any of the following?


Please put N/A if you are Retired/Inactive.

Describe ways in which you have taken time for:

By submitting this document, I believe that I currently meet the requirements for the continuation of ministerial standing as they are stated in the document, Theological Foundations and Policies and Criteria for the Ordering of Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ),” section II.F.2.b., and I request continuation of ministerial standing for the next year.

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