Disciples News Service

Category: General Assembly

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
Rev. Teresa Hord Owens elected

General Assembly elects Teresa Hord Owens as first African-American woman to head mainline denomination INDIANAPOLIS – Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens was elected Sunday night to serve as the General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. She is the first African-American to hold this post […]

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Mobile giving option available to congregations

Contacts: Cherilyn Williams                                              Julie Perry The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)        Givelify 317.713.2496                                                    317.663.3088 cwilliams@disciples.org                                    julie@givelify.com The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Modernizes its Giving Solution Mobile Giving Partnership with Givelify To Be Unveiled at the 2017 General Assembly  INDIANAPOLIS – The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) today announced a partnership with […]

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2017 marks milestones in National Convocation history

The 2017 General Assembly marks several significant milestones in the history of the denomination’s relationship with the National Convocation, a movement of collaboration for African-American congregations and leaders. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Christian Missionary Convention (now the National Convocation), a group of African-American churches, brought together by […]

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Posted on June 6, 2017
Filed under: General Assembly, General Ministries