Introduction to Search and Call

The Office of Search and Call staff would like to introduce you to the Web-based Search and Call System for the purposes of facilitating clergy-relocation, maintaining of clergy records, and Specialized Ministries endorsements and annual reports. We recommend you follow the links listed below to familiarize yourself with the latest issues and policies regarding the Web-based Ministerial Profile System for use in the Search and Call process of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Reading through the items linked below will help you avoid many of the challenges clergy face in Search and Call if they are not familiar with the system’s requirements:

Click here to read Overview of Search and Call System

General Commission On Ministry documents

All documents and resources overseen by the General Commission On Ministry have now been transferred to the Office of General Minister and President. You can find and download the following documents by CLICKING HERE:

  • Beginning A Pastoral Ministry
  • Closing A Pastoral Ministry
  • Congregational Profile Form
  • Ethical Guidelines for Congregational Conduct
  • Instructions for Completing the Congregational Profile
  • Clergy Background Check — How To Read
  • Initial and Annual Letters of Call
  • Ministerial Code of Ethics
  • Ordination Service Guidelines
  • Pastoral Relations Committee Guide
  • Sabbatical Guidelines
  • Theological Foundations for Ministry document

Click here to read more about Chaplaincy/Specialized Ministry requirements