THE MISSION OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST):
To be and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, witnessing, loving and serving from our doorsteps "to the ends of the earth.
THE VISION OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST):
To be a faithful, growing church, that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice.
THE CONFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST):
As members of the Christian Church, we confess that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world.
(Preamble to The Design)
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) contains many ministries that work in covenant to resource congregations for mission and ministry. Please use the links below to explore their web sites.
- Religious leaders urge the United States, in coordination with the Quartet, to present a framework for negotiating a two-state peace agreement (1/22/2015) - National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East Website: www.nili-mideastpeace.org January 22, 2015 Contact: Ron Young (425) 327-7545 Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders of twenty-five national religious organizations delivered a letter to President Obama yesterday urging “a renewed, determined U.S. effort, in coordination with the Quartet, to work with Israel and the Palestinian Authority...
- Council on Christian Unity seeks president elect (1/20/2015) - The Board of Directors of the Council on Christian Unity announces the job opening for President-Elect. Interested applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest and resume with the names and contact information for four references (including a Regional Minister for pastors or a congregational pastor for lay people). Applicants may send this information...
- Consultation explores the meaning and practice of “believers baptism” for the future unity of the church (1/19/2015) - News release provided by participant Robert K. Welsh A three-day consultation took place in Kingston, Jamaica, in early January, 2015, involving representatives from six different “believers baptism” church traditions to share their understandings and practices of baptism and to explore how their thinking has changed in light of the emerging theological convergence on baptism and...
- Watkins joins faith leaders expressing disappointment in House actions (1/15/2015) - National religious leaders speak out against House anti-immigrant vote by Sidney Traynham, CWS Global WASHINGTON—National faith leaders have mobilized together to oppose the anti-immigrant vote passing the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for 2015 in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO, Church World Service: "This vote is a clear and...
- Disciple leaders join call from Circle of Protection (1/15/2015) - Christian leaders challenge presidential candidates to focus on ending hunger, poverty Press release provided by Fito Moreno, Bread for the World, (202) 812-2223, email@example.com Washington, D.C., January 15, 2015 – As President Obama prepares to present his plan for his final two years in office in the annual State of the Union address next week, a group...
- Improv Christmas pageant livens up season (12/22/2014) - by Rev. Ashley Sherard What happens when you gather some spare art supplies, borrowed Nativity costumes, Christmas carols, the scriptures and a group of really flexible church members? An improve Christmas Pageant, that’s what! On Saturday, December 20 Jerusalem Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) gathered for its regular worship time to share a meal and...
- Why I go to church (12/19/2014) - WHY I GO TO CHURCH Anonymous, contributed to the Nebraska regional newsletter through the Broken Halos, a women's support group at First Christian, Weeping Water, NE (Nov. 2014) In recent years, many young adults in my generation have developed a distaste for the church. Some of the reasons are valid, some not. Other friends feel...
- Board for Hispanic Ministries meets (12/16/2014) - The board of the Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries met in early December. Rev. Huberto Pimentel, national pastor, reports the board approved a 57 page document as the basis for a new focus on identity, mission and witness for Obra Hispana. Included in this effort will be an emphasis on mental health care (Matt....
- Mass incarceration the focus of 2015 Ecumenical Advocacy Days (12/16/2014) - Editor’s note: Mass incarceration is also the subject of one of the justice track workshops at the 2015 General Assembly in Columbus, Ohio, July 18-22. The worldwide issues of mass incarceration, exploitation and forced labor will be addressed at the 13th Annual National Gathering of Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice, to be...
- Boy, do I need Advent! (12/9/2014) - Boy, do I need Advent this year! I need a respite from the commercial “Christmas season” where the sacred and the secular collide and stay awkwardly entangled for weeks – where good will and generosity struggle with crass consumerism – where the birth of love into the world is reduced to "Jingle Bells"… My soul...
Plans for the 2015 General Assembly are underway! The theme, "Soar!" is based on Isaiah 40. Comfort, preparation, call, challenge – all are contained in this single chapter. And there is also the promise of fresh strength to SOAR!
Visit the General Assembly web site to learn more about the theme, explore housing options, and learn more about the Columbus, Ohio area.
The Disciples Mission Fund is the common mission funding system of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Each of our regions, our general and racial/ethnic ministries, and our fourteen institutions of higher education and seven seminaries and divinity houses, need your continued support. Disciples Mission Fund is supported by your gifts and the four special day offerings of Easter, Pentecost, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Disciples Mission Fund dollars support:
- housing and food projects overseas
- provide for church camp
- leadership development
- spiritual care
- college scholarships
- theological education
- search and call
- ministries specific to our racial / ethnic constituencies
- support for Disciples Men and Women
- our ecumenical witness
- and so much more!
Your gifts to Disciples Mission Fund matter; they allow the Church’s witness for wholeness to be heard in over 90 countries and right here at home in the United States and Canada.
See how your gifts are used by the church.