Disciples News Service

Category: 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
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
Faith leaders speak up about immigration ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151   FAITH LEADERS STAND AGAINST SCOTUS RULING ON REFUGEE AND MUSLIM BAN EXECUTIVE ORDER Call on federal government to live out our call to welcome refugees   Washington, DC – Religious leaders across faith traditions stand in solidarity with refugees and urge the administration to […]

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Posted on June 26, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries, Overseas Ministries