Local Church Leaders

Local Church Leaders

Local church members provide invaluable leadership within United Church of Christ congregations through time and prayer, committee work, worship leadership, vision discernment, financial stewardship, visitation, and more!

 Leadership and organizational resources for local church leaders (including committee guidelines, liturgies, and the ever-popular Leaders Box) are available online for the continued growth of the body of Christ. Those resources are located together on the Local Church Resources page.


Congregations searching for ministerial leadership are encouraged to explore "A Pilgrimage Through Transitions and New Beginnings."


Congregations considering ministry in the UCC should contact their local Association and Conference staff to explore entering into a mutual covenant.


Congregations considering partnership with other congregations for the purpose of sharing staff, space, programs, and/or ministry should study GEMS (for congregations of different denominations) and Getting Together (describing five models of shared ministry).


 "The gifts Christ gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ." - Ephesians 4:11-12

Contact Info

David C. Schoen
Minister and Team Leader, Congregational Assessment, Support & Advancement (CASA)
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115