education

Details about Mission West education opportunities can be found in detail on the events section of our website.

standing renewal form for ordained clergy

The Regional Committee on Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Southwest reviews  standing for ordained clergy annually.  In the last quarter of each year you will find a link here for ordained clergy to renew standing. Questions can be directed to: Bonnie Schuler, Regional Office Manager, 817-926-4687.

application for commissioned ministry standing

To apply for commissioned ministry in the Central, Hi Plains or Tres Rios Areas please download these forms from links below:

  • Mission West Commissioned Minister Application Checklist
  • Personal Data Form
  • Commission Request Form
  • Disclosure Form
  • VeriFYI Background Check Release Form
  • Release of Records
  • 2017 Mission West School for Ministry Document
  • CM education attendance record (2016) (2017)
  • CM ed event approval form
  • CCSW Policy for CM Education

Complete these forms and mail to: Mission West, 2717 Stanley St. Ste A, Amarillo, TX 79109

or scan and e-mail to: missionwest@ccsw.org


Candidates will be interviewed and applications will be approved by the appropriate Area Committee on Ministry according to which Area the church is a member. Current education requirements and offerings can be found in the events section of this website.


Questions can be directed toward:

  • Mission West Lead Minister Charlotte Hoppe, 915-525-1209 or these chairpersons of the Area Committees on Ministry:
  • Central Area, Mike Hunter, 432-254-8778, 
  • Hi Plains Area, David Theel, 806-395-9002, 
  • Tres Rios Area, Matt Every, 575-808-9525

standing renewal form for commissioned clergy

The Area Committees on Ministry review standing for commissioned clergy annually March - April, with Commission Renewal Certificates issued on May 1.


Download these forms below:

  • 2017 Renewal Instructions
  • Commission Request Form
  • Disclosure Form
  • VeriFYI Background Check Release Form
  • Mission West School for Ministry (2017)
  • CM education attendance record (2016) (2017)
  • CM ed event approval form
  • CCSW Policy for CM Education

Complete no later than April 1 and mail to:

Mission West, 2717 Stanley St. Ste A, Amarillo, TX 79109


or scan and e-mail to: missionwest@ccsw.org