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.
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 www.ccsw.org
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) 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
4. Cross Cultural and Anti-Racism Experience
6. Education and Leader Development
9. Mission of Church in the World
10. Pastoral Care
11. Proclamation of the Word
12. Spiritual Development
15. Understanding of Heritage