Commissioned Ministry Process

Here are the forms for those who are serving in commissioned ministry. Completing forms online will expedite processing.

Those who are beginning commissioned ministry should complete Forms A,D and E, then request that their congregation complete Form C. Return these to the CCSW Regional Office at ccom@ccsw.org or mail to CCSW, PO Box 1689, Fort Worth TX 76101-1689. Form E requires a signature by the candidate; other forms may have a digital signature, if so noted at the signature line.

  1. Form A - Commissioned Minister Application Form

  2. Form C - Congregational Support for Commissioned Ministers

  3. Form D - Commissioned Minister Disclosure Form

  4. Form E - VeriFYI Background Verification Release Form

Those who are renewing their commission should complete Forms B,D and E, then request that their congregation complete Form C. Return these to the CCSW Regional Office at ccom@ccsw.org or mail to CCSW, PO Box 1689, Fort Worth TX 76101-1689. Form E requires a signature by the candidate; other forms may have a digital signature, if so noted at the signature line.

  1. Form B - Commissioned Minister Renewal Form

  2. Form C - Congregational Support for Commissioned Ministers

  3. Form D - Commissioned Minister Disclosure Form

  4. Form E - VeriFYI Background Verification Release Form

The following documents are important for ministers; here are links for PDFs of each. 

  • Ministerial Code of Ethics of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ): English, Spanish, Korean

  • CCSW Clergy Sexual Misconduct Policy, adopted Jan 2006: English or Spanish

  • Theological Foundations and Policies and Criteria for the Ordering of Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ): English, Spanish, French, Korean

If you need further information, contact Zena McAdams, Interim Regional Executive, at ccom@ccsw.org