Disciples News Service

Archive: February 2016

Interim part-time executive director sought for historical society

Job Description for the Part-time Interim Executive Director Disciples of Christ Historical Society The Disciples of Christ Historical Society seeks a part-time, deployed Interim Executive Director. As the Society continues in a period of transition, relocation and ministry identification, the board seeks a candidate with the following skills and qualifications: Senior level executive administrative experience; […]

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Posted on February 29, 2016
Filed under: General, General Ministries
Week of Compassion receives gifts from the Congo

A report from Reverend Bernard Ilumbe NDJONGO PSP Mbandaka (approximate translation) A special worship organized in Mbandaka to close the Week of Compassion on Friday, February 26, 2016 was held at the Temple of Mbandaka III. This four-hour worship was attended by 161 people (pastors, men, women and youth). Reverend IKETE, head of the department […]

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Posted on February 26, 2016
Filed under: General, Overseas Ministries, Regions
#DOCWeAreOne – Let’s show it

Jordan “JD” White saw something he didn’t like and decided to do something about it in the fall of 2015. “Seeing the divisions that we have, and my generation becoming less connected or being too busy for God, I saw that we have a problem.” With the help of his friends from committees, church camp […]

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Filed under: Congregations, General, General Assembly, Youth
General Board meets by conference call, votes on 2 items

Item 1 – Mission Council for Mission First! pilot named General Board                                           Business Item # GB-16-0937 Title:               Nominees to the Mission Council Origin:       General Nominating Committee Background At the 2015 General Board Meeting, GB-15-0934 Report of the Mission Council Task Force was approved. This approval included receipt of the actual task force report, approval of […]

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Social Witness task force has first meeting

by William Bauzo, Jeff Goodier and Dean Phelps From February 5-7, 2016, 21 members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) met as the Social Witness Task Force in Indianapolis. This group was formed in response to GA-1524 which called for “the Office of General Minister and President, Disciples Home Missions, Division of Overseas Ministries, […]

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Posted on February 19, 2016
Filed under: General Assembly, Office of the General Minister and President
Oklahoma region hosts leadership training school

by Aaron Todd Oklahoma City – The Church is alive and the mission is possible. This was the truth that was resounded many times over by over 400 Disciples who came from across the state of Oklahoma on Saturday, Feb. 6 to participate in the 25th Annual Leadership Training School. “The region of Oklahoma is […]

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Posted on February 16, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Regions
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Texas church experiences great joy from nesting church

Hurst experiences renewal through reconciliation ministry by Barbara DuPuy, Hurst Christian Church In December 2013, Pastor Mechak Rwumbuguza and Mr. Love Safari first met with the church board at Hurst to share Pastor Mechak’s calling to start a church in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Pastor Mechak shared his vision of how they are a harvest […]

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Posted on February 15, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, Overseas Ministries, Regions
New Mexico churches join forces for Lent experiment

In a world where the role of the church is rapidly changing, two vital Carlsbad congregations are experimenting with genuine unity. Beginning on Ash Wednesday and continuing through Easter Sunday, the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the First Presbyterian Church will join together as one mission-focused congregation.

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Posted on February 8, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General
Migrant advocates deliver letter to U.S. president

As leaders in the faith community, we the undersigned, write to express our opposition to the current immoral and unjust ICE raids, as ordered by your administration and carried out by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldaña.

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