CCSW News: Call for Applicants for Interim Regional Minister
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Interim Regional Minister search open for Southwest Region 

The Christian Church in the Southwest is seeking a short-term Interim Regional Minister (IRM). The IRM will provide executive-level leadership; provide pastoral care to pastors and congregations/constituency groups; strengthen relationships within the region; and prepare regional/area leadership and local churches to welcome a new Regional Minister. For the full job description, click here. To fill out an interest form, click here. All forms must be submitted by January 31. If you have questions, e-mail Rev. Whitney Waller-Cole, Chair of the IRM Search Committee and Moderator Elect of the Southwest Region, at
Request for Renewal of Standing due
Ordained Ministers in the Southwest Region should complete and submit the annual Request for Renewal of Standing for 2017. Links are available on the Information and Links page of the Region's website, or you can complete the online form that will email verification of your submission to you or complete the PDF form to send in by email as an attachment or a hard copy through U.S. mail. 

Commissioned Ministers receive their standing through their Area Committee on Ministry as part of the shared responsibility of the Region and Areas and do not complete this form. Any change of email addresses, phone numbers or mailing addresses, needs to be reported to your Area office promptly so that we can submit updates to the Office of Christian Vocation in time for updating information in the Year Book.
Healthy Boundaries Trainings

Last year, the Regional Committee on Ministry required that ministers are to complete a Healthy Boundaries for Clergy training every five years; ministers whose most recent training was before 2011 should complete this requirement by June 2017. Trainings will be posted on the Southwest Region website calendar at as they are setRegistration details and links will also be posted on the Information and Links page of the Southwest Region's website.)
Southwest Region: Important Dates!

Jan 21 (Sat) - Healthy Boundaries Training at Monte Vista Christian Church in Albuquerque

Jan 23-25 (Mon-Wed) - Regional Committee on Ministry

Jan 29 (Sun) - General Assembly Promotion Sunday

Feb 18 (Sat) - Healthy Boundaries Training at Chalice Abbey in Amarillo

Feb 20 (Mon) - Healthy Boundaries Training at University Christian Church in Fort Worth

Feb 20-23 (Mon-Thurs) - Ministers Week at University Christian Church and Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth

Feb 24 (Fri) - Documentation due for candidates wishing to be considered for an April interview with Regional Committee on Ministry

Mar 1 (Wed) - Ash Wednesday

Mar 3-4 (Fri-Sat) - CCSW Disciples Women's Ministries Leadership Event

Mar 18 (Sat) - Healthy Boundaries Training at First Christian Church in Las Cruses

Apr 1 (Sat) - Healthy Boundaries Training at First Christian Church in Abilene

Apr 16 (Sun) - Easter

Apr 24-26 (Mon-Wed) - Regional Committee on Ministry 

Apr 28-29 (Fri-Sat) - Worship and Wonder Training at First Christian Church in Abilene

Apr 30 (Sun) - General Assembly Promotion Sunday
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