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Pastor's Corner

 

Guidelines for Congregational Online Conferences

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​​Pastors and Leaders Field Guide

 

Church Administrator's Handbook

 

Recommendation for Ordination Form

 

Request for Access to Shelby (Ministry Information Systems Software)

Upcoming Online Classes through CIMM:

The Center for Innovation in Ministry and Mission (CIMM) through the Graceland University/Community of Christ Seminary has opened the following classes for enrollment:

 

Summer B Session (July 1 - August 25): 

  • Ministry of the High Priest (David Anderson): $25

  • Ministry of the Evangelist (Jane Gardner): $25

  • Children and Youth Worker Core Training: $25 (2-weeks no CEU credit)

 

Fall A Session (August 26 - October 20):  

  • Introduction to Priesthood Ministry (Art Smith): $25

  • Ministry of the Priest: $25

  • Ministry of the Elder: $25

  • Christian Ministries Certificate: Missional Leadership:  $100

 

Most classes include non-degreed continuing credits. To enroll or for more information on these classes and the certificate programs, please visit our website at: www.graceland.edu/CIMM 

  

Upcoming CIMM Sessions: 

CIMM Sessions are short seminars on topics of theology, culture, and Community of Christ Identity, Mission, Message, Beliefs and practices. These sessions broadcast at 8:00pm Eastern, 7:00pm Central, 6:00pm Mountain, and 5:00pm Pacific on Wednesday nights. Join us for the follow sessions live via ZOOM:

  • May 8 – Living the Mission Prayer, The Mission Prayer as a Way of Life – Apostle Shandra Newcom 

  • May 15 – Living the Mission Prayer, Telling the Stories:  The Mission Prayer in the World - Larry McGuire 

  • May 22 – Meeting Climate Resistance with Faithful Disagreement – Katie Harmon-McLaughlin/Laurie Gordon

  • May 29 - Round Table with Seminary Students

To register for CIMM Sessions, visit our website at www.graceland.edu/cimmsessions.  You can also watch past CIMM Sessions on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/@cofcseminaryatgu/videos

 

 

Online Temple School Classes

Temple School and Develometrics, LLC have teamed up to present an on-line Temple School program.  Now in the pilot stage, the current course offerings are “Ministry of the Priest” and “Ministry of the Elder”.  These are full-content courses led by a class facilitator. Once complete, Temple School certificates are emailed and Shelby records are updated. In this "pilot" stage, classes only cost students $20. 

 

It is anticipated the following classes will be offered over the course of one year:

•             Introduction to Priesthood Ministry

•             Introduction to Scripture

•             Ministry of the Disciple

•             Ministry of the Deacon

•             Ministry of the Elder

•             Ministry of the Priest

•             Ministry of the Teacher

 

More Information regarding the current class offerings.  Click here.

 

Priesthood Status Categories

 

Commentary on Priesthood Morality

 

Pastoral Letter on Intoxicants

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