Disciples News Service

Category: General Assembly

GMP at Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Dec. 4, 2017 Statement by General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens at Washington DC press conference kicking off Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival “The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the US and Canada stands in support of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival because we […]

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A word about Sutherland Springs, TX, shootings

From General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens 28 I go about in sunless gloom;     I stand up in the assembly and cry for help. 31 My lyre is turned to mourning,     and my pipe to the voice of those who weep. Job 30:28, 31(NRSV) How long will we allow high capacity guns to slaughter human beings? […]

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Living the faith

The Poor People’s Campaign led by Rev. Dr. William Barber, III (far right in the image above) is gaining traction. With articles in both The Christian Century and The Guardian, as well as other outlets, the call for moral revival is highlighting the reality of many living on the margins. The campaign calls for healing of […]

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Posted on October 25, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Assembly, People
Home started at General Assembly completed for local family

At the 2017 General Assembly in Indianapolis, IN, Disciples served in many ways. One of those mission projects was constructing panels for a Habitat for Humanity home. After the Assembly, these panels were transported to the Indiana State Fairgrounds, where more volunteers completed the project. Just recently, the full structure was moved to the foundation […]

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Posted on October 19, 2017
Filed under: General Assembly
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
Disciples receive stewardship study

by Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, Minister for Faith and Giving What, exactly, does it mean that the General Assembly unanimously voted to accept the Stewardship Study Document (GA-1732)? Actually, that depends on you. The document itself becomes a historical marker for how we Disciples (those voting in the Assembly) think biblically and theologically about stewardship and […]

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Posted on August 2, 2017
Filed under: General Assembly, General Ministries
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
Disciples Home Missions names new president

provided by Search Committee Chair Jeremy Skaggs On July 6 the board of Disciples Home Missions (DHM) approved the call of Rev. Sotello Long as the next president of DHM. Long was introduced to the full General Assembly on July 11. Long served as the regional minister of the Christian Church in South Carolina since 2003 […]

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Posted on July 11, 2017
Filed under: General Assembly, General Ministries
General Assembly adopts ‘green’ resolution

DISCIPLES OF CHRIST GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS CARBON NEUTRALITY Targets Carbon Neutrality by 2030, Carbon Positive by 2035 Indianapolis (July 10, 2017) — today nearly 4,000 Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) leaders voted to commit themselves to achieve zero net impact on our climate. The historic resolution was adopted by the 2017 General Assembly meeting in […]

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Posted on July 10, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Assembly, General Ministries