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FULL DIRECTORY LISTING
Chicago Metropolitan Association
This is one of the simplest ways to help our visitors maintain an actively updated directory listing of all the Churches within the Chicago Metropolitan Association. Click here to download the full document listing. You can also visit our directory page to browse these churches on our website.
DISCERNMENT AND ORDINATION
Chicago Metropolitan Association of the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ
Ministry is a relational art and enterprise. Those who are engaged in ministry and in discernment for authorized ministry by an Association experience this relational nature as they engage complex ecclesiastical relationships. And because ministry is relational, a relational model of the discernment process has been adopted by the CMA as the Association "seeks to determine the fitness and qualifications of candidates in discernment of authorized ministry. " 1 The process is designed to undergird a person's discernment for authorized ministry by building a support network comprised of the local church and the CMA Church and Ministry.
PROCEDURES FOR DUAL STANDING & ORDAINED MINISTERIAL
in the Chicago Metropolitan Association
of the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ
These CMA procedures for granting dual standing take into account those full-communion relationships between the United Church of Christ and other communions that recognize each others' ordinations. These include the Ordained Ministerial Partner relations with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Formula of Agreement with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presbyterian Church (USA), and Reformed Church in America. Download this document by clicking the button below.