Disciples News Service

Category: Congregations

Disciple pastor making difference for immigrants

“We need to seek partnerships that could help us be the Gospel in a concrete way, to embody God’s creative hope. We are called to do justice, advocate, and be co-creators of new life-giving opportunities for our communities on the margins,” says Rev. Héctor J. Hernández of Iglesia Nueva Creación (New Creation Church) in Indianapolis. […]

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Posted on April 1, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, People
Partnerships being experienced through Mission Conversations

By Bobby Hawley, Vice President, Christian Church Foundation The gifts and graces from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in all its expressions are making a difference in our world. This message came to the foreground in March when two different Global Mission partners talked about the important work being done – thanks to Disciples […]

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More than manna

Heavenly Manna more than food to homeless of Pacific Beach by Rev. Brian Daly The Pacific Beach Christian Church, located in San Diego, launched a feeding ministry two and a half years ago that has begun transforming the church. Every Wednesday morning volunteers gather bright and early to begin preparing 100 breakfast burritos to take […]

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Posted on March 18, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General
Simple slot car fun connects with community

by Pastor Joel Aurand Hawk Point Community Church is located in the small, rural community of Hawk Point, MO, northwest of St. Louis. (The 2010 census counted just 669 residents.) There is little to do in town on winter weekends, so we decided to provide a fun, challenging, and community-building activity for the community for […]

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Posted on March 14, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children
#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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Posted on February 26, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Assembly, Youth
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