Rev. Dr. LaTaunya M. Bynum
Regional Minister, CCNC-N
Rev. Yolanda Márquez-Lúcar
Assoc. Reg. Min., CCNC-N
Training & Care
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Northern California-Nevada (CCNC-N) extends a warm welcome as you begin your graduate work in the Northern California area and coming under the auspices of the Training and Care Committee (T&C).
The CCNC-N “Commission on Ministry” discerns issues regarding ministerial ordination and standing. These functions are divided into two committees, Training and Care (T&C) and Recognition and Standing (R&S). T&C journeys with candidates toward ordination along either the Seminary Track (ST) or Apprentice Track (AT). Recognition and Standing (R&S) reviews transference of ordination to Disciples and issues of “standing,” (issues concerning maintenance of active ordination and commissioning).
We meet regularly with students attending seminary, most often matriculating through one of the Graduate Theological Union schools of Berkeley. The Pacific School of Religion (PSR) is the seminary of the eight in the GTU where most of the students matriculate.
A student who is enrolled in a Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) degree must enter Training and Care to be ordained. Requirements of the committee include, but are not limited to, a spiritual autobiography, one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education, a psychological evaluation, a sponsorship by at least one Disciples of Christ congregation, an ordination paper, a verified assimilation of “16 Competencies” and a recommendation for ordination from the committee.
A “Welcome Packet” that outlines the complete program, scholarship assistance and other helpful information is available.
- T&C Welcome Packet.