Disciples News Service

Category: General Assembly

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
General Board nominates moderator team for 2017-19

Moderator: Sue Morris Morris has been serving the past two years as moderator-elect. She is a proud fourth generation member whose father was the Rev. Donald Hogan. Morris has been a member of the Mission First taskforce since its inception and is a past board member and chair of the Pension Fund. Morris also served on […]

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Posted on March 1, 2017
Filed under: Administrative Committee, General, General Assembly, General Board, People
Hord Owens nominated for General Minister and President

Chair of the General Minister and President Search Committee Jackie Bunch presented the name of Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens to the General Board for forwarding the the General Assembly for a vote on Sunday, July 9, in Indianapolis. The result of a lengthy process that began with a survey last spring, Hord Owens was […]

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Thoughts regarding our call to welcome

In a January 27 statement published by Church World Service in response to President Donald Trump’s Executive Order regarding refugees, I offered these thoughts…… “Disciples communities around the nation are eager to help and to welcome refugees. As the first faith movement founded on the American frontier, our members remember deeply the characteristics of independence, […]

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Posted on January 27, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Assembly, Sharon's Blog
Administrative Committee meets in Indy

Oct. 28-29, 2016 Mission First! The Mission First! pilot continues to move along according to plan. By Nov. 12, more than 80 face-to-face Mission Gatherings will have taken place. Data from more than 2,100 surveys is being prepared for the work of the Mission Council Dec. 2-4 in Dallas, TX. Reports Progress reports from task […]

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Nomination process open for general board, moderators

Nominations due Nov. 1, 2016 The General Nominating Committee will be meeting in December to nominate a moderator team and the next GNC class of the general board. Each biennium, the GNC seeks nominations from across the life of the church for qualified persons to serve in this capacity. The moderator team serves a two-year […]

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