Disciples News Service

Category: Congregations

2018 Covenant Journal: General Board celebrates successes of pilot project

“The Mission First! pilot showed us the power of connection and the analysis gave us clarity about  action,” said Moderator Sue Morris. “Not only did we learn about the great work being done across the life of the Church, but we also learned that there is a craving for connection.” Beginning with an idea in […]

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Disciples speaking out this spring

Disciples have been getting up and out into their communities a lot in the last few weeks. Issues including gun violence, racism, poverty, and education have all motivated action from congregations coast to coast. Here is just a sample of activities to show the breadth of Disciples responses. March for Our Lives  |  Act to […]

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New York church expands programs for young adults

For Park Avenue Christian Church (The Park) in New York City, the key to growth wasn’t searching outside their building’s walls, but instead, listening to the people already inside them. When executive minister Rev. Stephanie Kendell accepted her call in 2017, The Park already had a very diverse congregation, with a median age of 35. […]

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Posted on April 4, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, Young Adult
Statements offered on Liberian deportations

March 28, 2018 “I continue to be deeply disturbed by the random choices that this administration makes in removing TPS and other protected statuses. Last night’s decision to remove DED status is particularly outrageous. Cessation of conflict does not mean that families will be safe.  We have no right to send people away from our […]

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Posted on March 28, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, From the GMP, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
Virginia church plans new construction for community partnerships

For Chalice Christian Church in Virginia Beach, VA, it all started with t-shirts. A conversation over ordering t-shirts for a church event led to an employee at the t-shirt company requesting to use the church for their local South Korean group’s cultural school on Saturdays. Church leaders decided that although they were happy to share […]

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Posted on March 16, 2018
Filed under: Congregations