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Clergy Standing

Standing is a term that is similar to authorization for clergy in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Literally it means that the Church "stands with you" and confirms that clergy have met the qualifications to serve as commissioned or ordained ministers.   


  • TFPCOM - the document that governs processes and policies for clergy standing

  • Clergy Helps Manual 2024 Edition - contains an overview of all the material below in one place. Click here

  • Standing Renewal - Every year clergy serving in our Greater Kansas City Region apply to renew their standing.  Before we apply, we make sure that we are current in our required continuing education.  We all participate in learning experiences described later in this document focusing on Healthy Boundaries and Anti-racism every three years. 

    • Use your online Regional profile to update your information,  document your continuing education, and check the boxes indicating that you are applying for standing renewal.

Standing and Other Important Clergy Resources & Documents

                              2 Renewal Forms both Online:  (Preferred) or Manual Form. See the button for GKC Ministerial Profile Below.

                               Next Annual Renewal Due Date: October 15, 2024

  • Regular USPS Mail-in Process: (Please contact to advise mail option was chosen) Next step would be to (Click Here) Print, fill out the form and mail to: 9401 JOHNSON DRIVE MERRIAM KANSAS 66203. Our office will email you a scanned copy once the renewal form has been received. 


Other Clergy Forms & Resources Below 

Download Important Documents

#1 Explaination of the Ordination Process 

Background Check

Sample Profile

Ordination Application #3 (When Completing Ordination Process)

CC (DOC) GKC Ministerial Profile Form 

Psychological Evaluation

  #2  Application to begin Ordination Process 

Code of Ethics

Payment for Psychological Evaluation

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