Extraordinary Ordination Work Area
Since 2002, the Church Within A Church Movement (CWACM) national Coordinating Team has prayed and planned for the process of Extraordinary Ordination.
Since 2005, the Extraordinary Ordination Work Area has existed to provide conversation partners, shepherds, support and accountability for those considering a clergy connection with the Church Within A Church Movement.
Through the Extraordinary Ordination Work Area, CWACM offers three clergy connections:
- Dual Covenant to ordained clergy who desire to align with Church Within A Church Movement's Mission Statement, Working Strategies, and Theological Statement.
- A pathway to Extraordinary Ordination for those denied ordination because of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, inclusive progressive theology, and for people for whom ordination through CWACM would enable a liberating expression of justice ministry within a community of mutual accountability.
- Transfer of Clergy Credentials for clergy who remain in good standing in their ordaining denomination, and want to transfer their credentials to The Church Within A Church Movement because they align with the theology and practices of The Movement.
In 2008, CWACM ordained Annie Britton and Jenna Zirbel to Christian Ministry in a Methodist tradition.
In 2011, CWACM ordained DeLyn Celec and Robyn Morrison to Christian Ministry in a Methodist tradition.