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The Commission On Ministry (COM) establishes guidelines and policies for ministry and preparation for ministry that correspond with the guidelines and standards of the General Commission On Ministry (GCOM). This includes approving and taking “under-care” (i.e., providing guidance and resources) those interested in entering into ministry, as well as supporting clergy with standing through networking, educational opportunities, response to individual concerns, and prayer. The COM also addresses any ministerial issues that arise within the Region.

Kathleen Day

Commission on Ministry Chair

Commission on Ministry Documents

Policies and Criteria for the Ordering of Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Arizona

From the Preface – Theological Foundations and Policies and Criteria for the Ordering of Ministry, as it may be amended from time to time, (TFPCOM) became the policy document on the Ordering of Ministry for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada on August 1, 2011. The TFPCOM, therefore, is the foundational document for all expressions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), including the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Arizona (the “Arizona Region”), with respect to the Ordering of Ministry… This document, Policies and Criteria for the Ordering of Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Arizona… (as it may be amended from time to time) (AZPCOM), contains a brief summary of the rights and responsibilities of the Arizona Region for the Ordering of Ministry under the TFPCOM. It also contains additional policies and criteria established by the Arizona Region, primarily through the [Regional Commission on Ministry] (RCOM), to facilitate the exercise of those rights and the fulfillment of those responsibilities.”

The below documents were accepted by the RCOM on 02/26/2019 as well as the Administrative Council and Mission Focus Team on 03/09/2019. With the release of these documents to clergy in Arizona a 30 day comment and clarification period is open to Arizona Clergy with standing. The RCOM will continue to revise and amend the documents as necessary, from time to time.

Policies and Criteria for the Ordering of Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Arizona (AZPCOM) with Attachments and Appendices
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Policies and Criteria for the Ordering of Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Arizona (AZPCOM)
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AZPCOM Attachment A: Additional Guidelines and Resources for Commissioned Ministry in the Arizona Region
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AZPCOM Attachment B: Additional Guidelines and Resources for Ordained Ministry in the Arizona Region
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AZPCOM Attachment C: Additional Guidelines and Resources for Standing in the Arizona Region
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AZPCOM Attachment D: Additional Guideline and Resources for Ministerial Conduct in the Arizona Region
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AZPCOM Attachment D Appendix I: Clergy Sexual Misconduct Policy
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AZPCOM Attachment D Appendix II: Other Categories of Ministerial Misconduct
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Resources

General Church Resources

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