Are You Retired-Inactive? A Standing Form Just for You!

The Commission on Clergy has released a form ONLY for Retired-Inactive Clergy. Please be sure to download the Retired-Inactive Standing Form to apply for 2021 Ministerial Standing. Deadline for submission is November 30, 2020. Standing cards will be mailed out in January 2021.

Note: Retired-Inactive Clergy do not have to meet requirements for continuing education, healthy boundaries or PRAR training.

Instructions for Completing the 2021 Ministerial Standing Form

Instructions for Use of the Downloadable PDF Form

The Regional Office will mail a hard copy of the 2021 Standing Form to your preferred address. This individualized form will include your basic contact information as well as fields concerning continuing education and other important information necessary to meet 2021 standing requirements. Please refer to your individualized form to update your information as it contains the data we have on file for you at this time.

To update your standing information:

Step 1: You may download our PDF form, which contains fillable fields. (Note: This is a blank form – it does not contain the same data as the mailed form you received.)

Step 2: IMPORTANT – Save a copy of the form to your computer and RENAME IT using your last name-first initial as shown.  Smith-B Standing 2021.pdf  Then begin completing the form.

We highly recommend you use the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to complete your form. Other PDF readers may not save your data properly. Please download the FREE version at this link.

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Step 3: Complete the required fields, and update them if changed. (i.e., address, phone, email address) We wish to see both the current data as we have it listed on file, plus your updated contact data. Save the document repeatedly as you fill it out.

Step 4: Complete the remainder of the fields on the bottom portion of the form.

Step 5: IMPORTANT  Type in your name to serve as your signature and date the form, then save again. (Note: The Commission on Clergy will not approved unsigned or undated forms.)

Step 6: The 2021 form contains an Optional section on Page 2 for providing information about your ministry. This Optional information is not required to obtain standing.

DEADLINE: Forms must be received at the Regional Office by 5:00 pm Monday, November 30, 2020 to be considered for review at the December 7, 2020 Commission on Clergy Meeting. Any forms submitted after the November 30th deadline will be reviewed at the January 11, 2021 Commission on Clergy meeting.

Questions?  Ellen Beer, Exec. Assist. will be happy to help. Contact her at or 405.528.3577

Download a Form

Active Clergy Fillable PDF Form
Active Clergy Print Version
Retired-Inactive Clergy Fillable PDF Form
Retired-Inactive Clergy PRINT Version
Requirements for Standing Policy

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2021 Standing Forms will be accepted until 5:00 pm Monday, November 30, 2020. They will be reviewed by the Commission on Clergy at their December 7, 2020 meeting. Forms received after November 30th will be reviewed at the Commission’s meeting on January 11, 2021.

How to Return Your Form


Fax:  405-283-1668 (This is an electronic fax. If you’re unsure if your fax transmitted successfully, please send an email to and we’ll be happy to confirm it arrived.)


Atten: Standing
Christian Church in Oklahoma
301 NW 36th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73118-8661