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The 2017 schedule can be seen and downloaded here.

Education events are offered for members of a congregation from lay leaders, commissioned ministers, and ordained clergy.  Mission West also offers additional events like Healthy Boundaries training, Mission West Youth Gatherings, Cluster Gatherings, Area Gatherings and more.  As these events take place, they will be published through out the website and newsletter communications.

These courses provide education within the 16 Areas of Ministerial Practice as required by the Disciples of Christ Polices and Criteria for the Ordering of Ministry. Commissioned ministers must complete three (3) classes each year as required by Christian Church in the Southwest Educational Policy. Participants are welcome to attend in any area, where and when convenient. 

Ordained clergy are also encouraged to attend for continuing education and community building with fellow clergy.  

Congregation leaders are welcome.  

When we say all are welcome, we really mean all are welcome.

    Dr. Robin Meyers -- A Three Lecture Series

    From Galilean Sage to Supernatural Savior:  Or How

                    I Became a Heretic With Help From Jesus

    Quantum Physics and the Future of God


    Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community

                   of Resistance

    Friday and Saturday, September 22-23
    7:00PM Friday, 9:00AM and 10:30AM Saturday

    Chalice Abbey 2717 Stanley St. Amarillo, TX 79119

    Dr. Robin Meyers is author of six books, including the widely acclaimed Saving Jesus From the Church, The Underground Church, and Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community of Resistance. He is a syndicated columnist, award-winning commentator for National Public Radio and a fellow of the Jesus Seminar.

    Dr. Meyers is the senior pastor at the Mayflower Congressional United Church of Christ and the Distinguished Professor of Social Justice at Oklahoma City University.

    He is featured in the HBO documentary The Execution of Wanda Jean for his efforts to save the life of the first woman executed in Oklahoma.

    His works have been endorsed by Bill Moyers, Desmond Tutu, John Shelby Spong, William Sloane Coffin, among others.  He gave the 2013-2014 Lyman Beecher lectures at Yale Divinity School.

    For even more information, click here.

    A fee of $25 per session or $70 for all three sessions will be charged.  Please call 806-206-7751 or email  to register.  Scholarship assistance is available. 

    Sponsored by the Amarillo Institute for Biblical Studies

    healthy boundaries training

    Healthy Boundaries trainings in Mission West will be offered:

    Jan 21, 2017 - Monte Vista CC, Albuquerque, NM

    Feb 18, 2017 - Chalice Abbey, Amarillo, TX

    Mar 18, 2017 - First CC, Las Cruces, NM

    Apr 1, 1017 - First CC, Abilene, TX

    Cost is $50.00. You can register here.

    Additional healthy boundaries training is offered throughout the Southwest region.  Visit their website at

    reserve the sound system and projector

    If you are working within a Mission West event such as  camps, annual meetings, or educational offerings you can request to use the mission west sound system and projector.  It is awarded on a first come first served basis.  You can download the request form here.  

    areas of ministerial practice (AMP)

    Areas of Ministerial Practice (AMP) as listed in the Educational Program for the Commissioned Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Southwest. Clergy are expected to demonstrate and/or be preparing to demonstrate competency in the following areas. The CEA/HPA/TRA formation and education opportunities are based on these areas. Over the course of five years, courses and other experiences will be provided to cover all 16.

    1. Biblical Knowledge                                                       

    2. Church Administration and Planning

    3. Communication

    4. Cross Cultural and Anti-Racism Experience

    5. Ecumenism

    6. Education and Leader Development

    7. Ethics

    8. Evangelism

    9. Mission of Church in the World

    10. Pastoral Care

    11. Proclamation of the Word

    12. Spiritual Development

    13. Stewardship

    14. Theology

    15. Understanding of Heritage

    16. Worship