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Annual Area Committee on Ministry Interviews

Annual ACOM interviews are for:

  • Commissioned ministers whose commission has expired or is about to expire. Remember all commissioned ministers must renew their commissions on a yearly basis.
  • Those individuals completing their period of discernment in the Commissioned Minister Education Program seeking first time commissions.
  • Those individuals seeking to enter the Commissioned Minister Education Program.
  • It is your responsibility to call the BBA Office at (210) 822-4345 to schedule your interview no later than one month prior to your desired interview date.

  • Once you schedule your interview you will receive the mandated paperwork that you must complete and submit no later than two weeks prior to your interview appointment.
  • Your sponsoring congregation will receive the Congregational Support Form that must be completed and sent to the BBA Office no later than two weeks prior to your interview appointment.
  • Interviews will be held as follows:

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at FCC Corpus Christ
  • Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Hyde Park CC Austin
  • Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Western Hills CC San Antonio
  • Saturday, August 5, 2017 at FCC San Benito

  • Clergy Leadership Institutes

    The Texas Bible Chair Foundation has designed educational events through their Clergy Leadership Institutes (CLIs). Each CLI is tailored to fulfill one of the 16 Areas of Ministry Practice in the educational programs of both ordained and commissioned ministers:

  • Biblical Knowledge
  • Church Administration
  • Church Communication
  • Cross Cultural and Anti-Racism Ministry
  • Ecumenism
  • Education and Leader Development
  • Ethics
  • Evangelism
  • Mission of the Church in the World
  • Pastoral Care
  • Proclamation of the Word
  • Spiritual Development
  • Stewardship
  • Theology
  • Understanding Disciples Heritage
  • Worship
  • Each year you may substitute one distance learning educational event for these face-to-face events. These will need to be vetted prior to the event by the BBA/LRGVD Committee on Ministry through the auspices of the TBCF.

    The CLIs are designed for both ordained and commissioned clergy as well as men and women who are exploring a call to vocational ministry. Individuals currently enrolled in the Commission Ministry Education Program must attend the CLIs as part of their educational requirements. You do not have to have participated in any of the previous sessions to attend an upcoming CLI.

    2017 Clergy Leadership Institutes

  • Saturday, April 29, 2016: Pastoral Care
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017: Proclamation of the Word

  • Clergy Boundaries Training

    RCOM Changes to Procedure Regarding Clergy Boundaries Training

    The following change to procedures was adopted by the Regional Committee On Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Southwest at its September 14-16, 2015 meeting:

    “In order to maintain standing, all clergy, ordained or commissioned (including retired), must receive Boundaries Training from a CCSW approved provider every five (5) years. Clergy who have not had boundaries training since December 31, 2010, must complete training by June 30, 2017. CCSW approves the boundaries training programs offered by our partners - Brite Divinity School, the South Central Conference of the United Church of Christ, Hispanic Institute, and the Faith Trust Institute. Clergy will record boundaries training participation on their annual standing reports and document completion by sending copies of the certificate of training to the Regional office.”

    Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Chalice Abbey in Amarillo

    To register click here or contact the Mission West office at (806) 358-9590 or missionwest@ccsw.org.

    Monday, February 20, 2017 at University CC in Ft. Worth

    Click here for online registration. Click here for a printable registration form. You may also contact the Regional Office at (817) 926-4687 or ccsw@ccsw.org.

    Saturday, March 18, 2017 at FCC in Las Cruces

    Click here to register online contact the Mission West office at (806) 358-9590 or missionwest@ccsw.org.



    Seeking Ordination

    If you are interested in seeking ordination please contact the BBA Office at bba@ccsw.org or (210) 822-4345.


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