Disciples News Service

Category: General Ministries

Historical society names new president

Provided by the Disciples of Christ Historical Society For immediate release – September 8, 2017, Bethany, WV At a regularly scheduled board meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society, the Reverend Dr. Richard H. Lowery was called to be the general ministry’s eighth President. Lowery will assume the reins in […]

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Posted on September 8, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, People
Thoughts on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the U.S.

To follow this issue, go to the Disciples Home Missions Refugee and Immigration Ministry page. From General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens: “I mourn for the wound that is opened in the hearts of the more than three quarters of a million youth and young adults who, with their families, grieve because of the President’s […]

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Pennsylvania churches bike for Week of Compassion

On August 19, seven Disciples congregations traveled to the Great Allegheny Passage in southwestern Pennsylvania. But this event was no ordinary outing. This was “Wheels of Compassion.” Inspired by a nationwide fundraising ride taken by a California minister and her husband earlier this year, United Christian Church of Coal Center, PA, wanted to expand that […]

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Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries
General Minister, Week of Compassion offer pastoral letter

Download PDF Korean translation O God, our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home: even as our prayers rise with each morning’s sun for those left battered and bruised, we bow our heads in humble thanksgiving for the generous partnership of Disciples everywhere. Fount of every blessing, pour out your streams of mercy […]

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Degges to retire after eight years at DHM

For Rev. Ron Degges, a long-held distant study of the general church inspired him to apply for a position with Disciples Home Missions (DHM) that would require him to trade southern California for central Indiana. He began his ministry with DHM in January of 2009. Now, after eight years as the president of DHM, and […]

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Posted on August 29, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries
SOIL event digs deeper into climate and justice issues

by Rev. Scott Hardin-Nieri, Associate Minister of Green Chalice Spiritual Opportunities for Intentional Living (SOIL) kicked off its first intergenerational conference at Christmount in Black Mountain, NC, with 35 participants aging from 12-80 years old, from places like Bowling Green, KY, Nashville, TN, and Nairobi, Kenya. This Ecology, Spirituality, and Justice Conference explored the landscape of faith through the lens […]

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Posted on August 23, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries
National experts join Leadership Academy to share experience

“One trait that I look for in any good coach is someone who is able to say, ‘I have been in your shoes…made lots of mistakes, but ultimately succeeded,’” says Jim Griffith, Founder of Griffith Coaching and nationally renowned author of “Ten Most Common Mistakes New Starts Make.” Griffith will join an all-star lineup of […]

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Posted on August 7, 2017
Filed under: 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
Churchwide Healthcare Benefit Trust seeks healthcare zones

From President Todd Adams, Pension Fund The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has the opportunity to partner with national healthcare benefits firm Gravie, which will create healthcare zones (“Healthcare Zones” or “Zones”) based on groups of church employees and their families.  These Healthcare Zones may or may not be based on our current regional structure, […]

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Posted on July 17, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries