Time to read as much as I can about the United Church of Christ. Found some polity course syllabi, and ordered books from what I used to call "the broke seminarian's friend" - not bad for ministers without an expense account either - Congregational Library.
Got a shipment of four books yesterday. They are:
- Dunn, David, et alia. The History of the Evangelical and Reformed Church
- Gunnemann, Louis H. United and Uniting: The Meaning of an Ecclesial Journey, United Church of Christ, 1957-1987.
- Gunnemann, Louis H. The Shaping of the United Church of Christ.
- von Rohr, John. The Shaping of American Congregationalism, 1620-1957.