Disciples News Service

Category: General Board

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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Summary report available from Administrative Committee meeting

The Administrative Committee of the General Board met in Indianapolis in April. A summary report of the work of the committee is available in PDF form  (Covenant Journal April 2016) for download or reading online. One of the General Board reports received was the Recommendations of the Task Force on Eliminating Racist Language from Governing […]

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Social Witness Task Force needs feedback

Why? The Task Force on Social Witness was called into being at the 2015 General Assembly in response to resolution GA 1524 “Call for a Church-Wide Task Force on the Sense of the Assembly Resolution Process.” This resolution defines the task force’s purpose: “to bring to the 2017 General Assembly a jointly sponsored process for […]

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Posted on June 24, 2016
Filed under: Administrative Committee, Congregations, General Assembly, General Board
Christmount dear to Disciples

Christmount was founded in 1948 as the retreat grounds for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Since its beginnings, Christmount has been closely related to the Disciples, reporting to the General Board through Disciples Home Missions, with whom it has a covenantal relationship. Christmount receives some funding from Disciples Mission Fund. The DHM Board has […]

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Posted on April 29, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, Family & Children, General, General Board, General Ministries, Resources
General Board meets by conference call, votes on 2 items

Item 1 – Mission Council for Mission First! pilot named General Board                                           Business Item # GB-16-0937 Title:               Nominees to the Mission Council Origin:       General Nominating Committee Background At the 2015 General Board Meeting, GB-15-0934 Report of the Mission Council Task Force was approved. This approval included receipt of the actual task force report, approval of […]

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Administrative Committee meets, tests pilot

The  Mission First! pilot got under way with the meeting of the Administrative Committee (AC) in Indianapolis Oct. 23-25. Led by the new moderator team elected in Columbus – Moderator Tony Rodriguez (Florida), First Vice Moderator Tom Perring (Pacific Southwest), Second Vice Moderator Mary Lou Kegler (Greater Kansas City) and Moderator Elect Sue Morris (Nebraska) […]

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RFRA follow-up letter sent to Indiana governor

April 24, 2015 The Honorable Michael R. Pence Governor of the State of Indiana 200 W. Washington Street, Room 206 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 Governor Pence: We have seen the huge new banner in the Indianapolis airport proclaiming “Indy Welcomes All.” We read in the Indianapolis Star that you declared on April 14, “I think the […]

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General Board chooses city for 2017 General Assembly

Media contact: Cherilyn Williams  |  cwilliams@disciples.org April 13, 2015 The General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), meeting in Kansas City, MO, on April 13, has selected Indianapolis for the 2017 General Assembly. The board had determined on March 31 to seek a new venue after the March 25 signing of the Religious […]

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Christian Church leaders hopeful with possible changes to Indiana law

Update: Governor Mike Pence signed into law amendments to the RFRA on Thursday, April 2. The General Board will discuss the 2017 assembly at its regular meeting next week. After conferring with leaders, there will be a recommendation to hold the 2017 assembly in Indianapolis.   Listen to NPR interview of Sharon Watkins from April […]

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Press release re: 2017 General Assembly

Please note: This post is from 2015. Subsequent action by the Indiana Legislature prompted the General Board to choose Indianapolis for the 2017 General Assembly. Contact: Cherilyn Williams, assistant vice president of marketing and communication cwilliams@disciples.org desk: 317-713-2496 April 1, 2015, 1 p.m. EDT Governing body of Christian Church votes unanimously to seek new venue for […]

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