Steps to Start an Open Table
Follow these steps to start an Open Table.
Spread the Word
Talk with your Pastor or Mission Center President and let them know you are excited about this ministry opportunity. Find others in your area that would like to form a Table.
Consider organizations that could help refer potential candidates as Brothers and Sisters. Learn about the community resources available in your area.
Confirm Congregation's Support
Confirm that your congregation can support the costs associated with starting a Table. Generally congregations pay $650 for licensing and candidate backgrounding, and each volunteer is asked to contribute $120 for the year.
Contact Open Table
Contact the Open Table Team for the Community of Christ. They work directly with Open Table and will be happy to discuss the Launch Process in your area.
Once you identify congregational leaders in your area, your new Table will be assigned a Launch Navigator to help your Table get started. When ready, you will receive Training, Resources and Support to start this journey.
Ready to start an Open Table? Learn more about starting an Open Table in your congregation.