Disciples News Service

Category: Congregations

Kentucky church hosts “Star Trek for Christians” course

Submitted by Gerald Box, Louisville, KY Remember, or imagine, being a kid in the 1960s, sitting in front of the TV set. With great excitement and anticipation, you are watching the opening monuments of a brand new type of TV program. There is a starship on the screen. It’s huge, 7 football fields long and […]

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Posted on October 13, 2017
Filed under: Congregations
Iowa church develops Beginning Farmer Ministry

Submitted by Rev. Robyn Bles, West Des Moines Christian Church Ministry is always transformative, but when you can see the ways it’s making a difference, then you know it’s been a good day. As a pastor, I’m having many good days because of the mutually meaningful ministry shared between West Des Moines Christian Church, and […]

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Posted on October 9, 2017
Filed under: Congregations
Guest article: Life abundant in the broken places

By: Virginia White, Week of Compassion Contributor With the floods in South Asia, the earthquake in Mexico, and the hurricanes in the United States and the Caribbean, this has been a particularly frightening and heartbreaking month to turn on the news and witness the havoc our planet is wreaking on neighbors near and far. For […]

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Posted on September 21, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General, Office of the General Minister and President, People
One bag of tea, one conversation, one relationship

Submitted by Reconciliation Ministry Across our denomination, there are congregations meeting weekly, spreading the Gospel and doing mission in their communities, but how many of these congregations know each other? God created us to live in relationship and community. We can’t deny it – we need each other, and we need relationships. We cannot be […]

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Posted on September 20, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, General Ministries
Ohio church pies pastor for service project

Submitted by First Christian Church, Middletown Pastor and Her Friends Take Pies in the Face: First Christian Church Surpasses Food Drive Goal Middletown, Ohio— September 13, 2017 — Pastor Tracy Siegman wanted to put the congregation to the test. She set the goal of 200 lbs of food for an August food drive. If the […]

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Posted on September 18, 2017
Filed under: Congregations
Pennsylvania churches bike for Week of Compassion

On August 19, seven Disciples congregations traveled to the Great Allegheny Passage in southwestern Pennsylvania. But this event was no ordinary outing. This was “Wheels of Compassion.” Inspired by a nationwide fundraising ride taken by a California minister and her husband earlier this year, United Christian Church of Coal Center, PA, wanted to expand that […]

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Posted on September 5, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries
Kentucky church’s “Goat Jar” inspires generosity

Clintonville Christian Church, in Paris, Kentucky, is always looking for ways to expand its mission. The congregation has about 70 worshippers on average. Back in the spring, the Christian Education Ministry Team had their first planning meeting for the summer’s Vacation Bible School, to decide on a themed curriculum and create a corresponding mission project. […]

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Posted on August 15, 2017
Filed under: Congregations
Disciples make a difference in Indianapolis

by Kurt Gwartney for Communication Ministries As lightning sparked across the early morning sky and rain fell in buckets, General Assembly volunteers created their own thunder inside the Indiana Convention Center as the sound of nails pounding into lumber rang out, transforming boards into the walls of a Habitat for Humanity home. The home construction […]

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Posted on July 12, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly