Ministerial Nurture

To develop an effective system to nurture and strengthen African Americans in all areas of ministry.

The National Convocation Board of Trustees has requested that the Associate for Black Ministry in the Division of Homeland Ministries make recommendations to the Vision Planning Standing Committee of the Board of Trustees on strategies needed to implement the objectives associated with this goal.

1. Request the Office of Black Ministry and Specialized Ministries to compile a resource list of individuals and agencies that can provide care and counseling for African Americans in ministry.

2. Request the Office of Black Ministry to develop an annual event which has nurture as a major focus. Note: Black Ministers’ Retreat.

3. Encourage a nurture component to be a part of each National Convocation Biennial Session.

4. Develop a congregational model for the nurture of ministers and share with congregations, Black Church structures, regions and general units.

5. Affirm the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Ministerial Code of Ethics, policies regarding clergy misconduct and harassment. Advocate the code and appropriate policies as a standard in congregations, Black Church structures, regions and general units.