Resources for Congregations

The Liturgical Season

The lectionary is a 3-year cycle of Scripture readings for use in worship and study. Many Disciples congregations use the Revised Common Lectionary. Readings and seasonal colors for the liturgical year can be found at the links below and in your current Annual Planning Guide and Calendar, available from Chalice Press. Lectionary Cycle

Video Resources

Camp and Youth Ministries By Steve Martin
Deputy Regional Minister, Steve Martin talks about the camping and youth programming offered through the Kansas region.

Spirituality and Men’s Ministries By Ken Marston
Associate Regional Minister, Ken Marston talks about the Spirituality Priorities Committee and helping ministers and church further their relationship with God.  He also talks about how Disciples Men’s programs help bring men closer to God and each other.

“Ministry Still Matters” Produced by the Pension Fund
The truth is, ministry can be hard. But, it can also be rewarding.  Half of ministers starting out will leave the ministry within five years. Only 1 out of every 10 ministers will actually retire as a minister in some form. 

Ethics for Congregations

The following Ethical Guidelines for Congregational Conduct, while not to be construed as a set of rules or law, will help us to make specific application of our New Testament faith to our practices as a congregation.

Ethical Guidelines for Congregational Conduct

Guidelines for the Pastoral Relations Committee

These guidelines are an adapted and updated version of a document originally developed and distributed by the Christian Church in Indiana. While every situation is different, these guidelines offer suggestions that will help congregations establish and maintain an effective Pastoral Relations Committee (PRC).

 Pastoral Relations Committee