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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 atccsw.org/2017-events/as they are set. Registration details and links will also be posted on the Information and Links page of the Southwest Region's website.)
Congregational Year Book Forms Now Due
Contact the Southwest Regional Office at email@example.com or 817-926-4687 for your congregation's PIN and serial number so you can log on to report your congregation's information about 2016. A postcard with that information will be mailed next week so make sure the person who will report the information for your congregation gets it one way or the other. This will require information about seven questions regarding membership (total, participating, worship attendance, education attendance, baptisms, transfers, CWF) and financial (local operating and local capital receipts and total outreach expenses).
Southwest Region: Important Dates!
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