Disciples News Service

Category: General Ministries

Report on Roman Catholic dialogue event June 2016

CATHOLICS AND DISCIPLES OF CHRIST COMMISSION FOR DIALOGUE Calgary, AB, Canada June 17-22, 2016 The Fourth Session of the Fifth Phase of the Disciples of Christ-Roman Catholic International Commission for Dialogue took place in Calgary, AB, Canada, from June 17-22, 2016. The general theme for the present phase of dialogue is “Christians Formed and Transformed […]

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Posted on July 1, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries
A letter to the Church re: violence

from members* of the College of Regional Ministers and the Cabinet of General Ministries June 2016 In times of trouble, people of faith call upon God in prayer (Psalm 61:1-2) In these days, we pray for the families and friends of the 49 women and men killed and 53 wounded  – mostly LGBTQ Latinos and […]

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NAPAD to meet in California this summer

The call “Be Reconciled in Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:18-20) The event 19th Biennial North American Pacific/Asian Disciples Convocation The time Aug. 3-6, 2016 The place Sunnyvale, CA (near San Jose) Keynoted by the Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah of North Park Theological Seminary, an expert in evangelism and urban ministry, the NAPAD Convocation begins on Wednesday, […]

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Posted on June 6, 2016
Filed under: General, General Ministries
HELM ministry to change location

Move allows for increased collaboration and greater financial equilibrium contact: Hollie Woodruff, hwoodruff@helmdisciples.org, 314-991-3000 Higher Education & Leadership Ministries (HELM), St. Louis, a General Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), has announced its plans to relocate to Indianapolis. HELM’s new office will be in the Disciples Center, home to the denomination’s Office of […]

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Posted on June 2, 2016
Filed under: General, General Ministries, Higher Education
Historical society names interim executive director

The Disciples of Christ Historical Society has called John M. Imbler as Interim Executive Director, beginning June 13, 2016. Through its relocation from Nashville (TN) and settlement in Bethany (WV) and the restructuring of its organization, Imbler will provide transitional leadership in a deployed capacity. A multi-generational Disciples of Christ and life member of the […]

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Posted on May 31, 2016
Filed under: General, General Ministries, People
Hispanic pastors hosted by Lexington Theological

A note of appreciation from Interim National Pastor William Almodovar We celebrate Lexington Theological Seminary and Obra Hispana for initiating their Certificate for Hispanic Ministries program at the seminary facilities in Kentucky. They had a total of 42 students as their first group and were there from May 23 to May 27 of this year.  […]

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Posted on May 25, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, Higher Education
Disciples Volunteering partnering across continent

Disciples Volunteering’s disaster response ministries and related host Mission Stations continue to evolve as a core collaborative ministry. In Taylor, TX, DV has partnered with the United Church of Christ’s Disaster Ministries and local leadership to support the recovery from flooding that occurred in May 2015; that response is expected to end in June. Meanwhile, […]

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Posted on May 6, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, Regions
pastor at storefront
Florida church reinvents itself through partnerships with general ministries

By Jim Cullumber, Christian Church Foundation The Disciples of Christ presence in Naples, FL, is much different today: Instead of meeting in a 22,000 square foot traditional church structure, 60 to 70 worshippers gather in a 5,500-square-foot mall storefront that formerly housed a piano gallery on the north side of Naples. Instead of the patter […]

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Posted on May 4, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People