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Pastor's Corner


Guidelines for Congregational Online Conferences


​​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: 


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  You can also watch past CIMM Sessions on our YouTube channel at



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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