Vocational Ministry Resources

Disciples Home Missions has made the following downloadable resources available for ministers, congregations and regional/area offices in the Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ).

Spiritual Practice Resources for Vocational Ministers

Well-Fed Spirit Website — CLICK HERE

Online Courses

History and Polity of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) —

History and Polity of the United Church of Christ (UCC) —

  • UCC online course listing archive — CLICK HERE

Clergy Retreat Models

DHM offers Clergy Spiritual Retreat models for use by clergy and other church members. They have been written by Disciples clergy primarily for Disciples clergy. The models are designed to be self-contained and used by groups whose participants are seeking to develop a deeper, healthier Christian spiritual life. You can find clergy retreat options by CLICKING HERE.

Liturgical Certificates

Hightower Graphics, an Indianapolis-based printing company, has a series of Disciples-specific liturgical certificates (baby-dedication, baptism, membership, marriage) for use in Disciples Of Christ congregations. CLICK HERE to download a photo of their certificates. For ordering, please use the following Hightower Graphics link:


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

Digital Search and Call Progress Poster sets:

Other Available Ministry Resources: