Continuing Education

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Requirements to Maintain Standing

Continuing Education

Regional Policy (Updated 10.28.14) The Commission on Clergy establishes the requirements for continuing education by all clergy seeking “active clergy standing,” in the Christian Church in Oklahoma (Disciples of Christ). Realizing that ministry takes place in a rapidly changing world, the purpose of continuing education is to strengthen ministerial leadership in both familiar and challenging new ways. So that it may be genuinely helpful, “continuing education” is to be interpreted broadly.

Click here to read the full policy.

Healthy Boundaries Training

The Commission on Clergy has established its policy for the second phase of Healthy Boundaries training. In Oklahoma, clergy are required to complete a Healthy Boundaries seminar or its equivalent every three years. The purpose of this training is to equip clergy and staff to understand the importance of healthy boundaries in ministry and to critically discern the complexities of boundaries in pastoral relationships. Click here to read the full policy.

Effective Now – Healthy Boundaries 201
The second phase of the policy is in effect now and requires clergy to take the Healthy Boundaries 201 Seminar within 42 months (3 1/2 years) of having taken the 101 Seminar, and thereafter every three years. Completing this training is a requirement for standing for active and retired-active clergy.

Schedule & Cost
The Healthy Boundaries 201 Seminar will be offered twice a year in the spring and fall. See schedule below. The classes are open to everyone statewide and will be held at the Regional office in Oklahoma City. The cost is $70 and counts as 7 contact hours of continuing education.

Healthy Boundaries 101
The first phase of HB 101 training was gradually implemented across the Region over the last three years.  From this point forward it will only be offered once annually. It is a prerequisite to the 201 Seminar.

How Do You Know When To Meet the Deadline?

To determine the date you must meet the deadline, add the date you took HB 101 and add 42 months. Example: 101 completed April 2015 + 42 months = Sept. 2018 to meet 2019 standing requirements.

HB 201 Deadlines to Meet Standing Requirements

Completed HB 101

  • Spring 2015 (April or May)
  • Fall 2015 (Sept/Oct)
  • Spring 2016 (Mar/April)
  • Fall 2016 (Sept/Oct)
  • Spring 2017 (April/May)
  • Fall 2017 (Sept/Oct)
  • Spring 2018 (April)
  • Fall 2018 (Sept)
  • Fall 2019 (Sept)
  • Fall 2020 (Sept)

Take HB 201

  • September 2018
  • Spring 2019
  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020
  • Fall 2020
  • Spring 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Spring 2023
  • Spring 2024

For Standing In

  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2024
  • 2025

Special Circumstances
If you are a minister who recently moved to the Oklahoma Region or entering the Christian Church (DOC) from another denomination, please review the complete policy document.

HB 201 Training Schedule

Date How to Register
2020 To Be Determined

About the Training

Cost:

$70 + $3.10 processing fee

CEU’s:

7 contact hours

Location:

Regional Office – Disciples Center
301 NW 36th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Questions:

Contact the Regional Office
(405) 528-3577
office@okdisciples.org

HB 101 Training Schedule

Date How to Register
Spring 2020 3/19/20  Thursday Registration Coming Soon
Spring 2021 3/27/21  Thursday Registration Coming Soon

NEW! PRAR Training

The Commission on Clergy voted in 2019 to require all active and retired-active clergy to attend a one-day Pro-Reconciliation Anti-Racism (PRAR) training session during 2019 for standing in 2020.

The training sessions are offered in the Spring and Fall across the Region for the convenience of clergy. The workshop costs $35 and counts as 7 contact hours of continuing education.

About the Training

Cost:

$35 + $2.05 processing fee

CEU’s:

7 contact hours

Location:

See chart for location nearest you.

Questions:

Contact the Regional Office
(405) 528-3577
office@okdisciples.org

PRAR 2020 Training Schedule

Date Location How to Register
To Be Determined