Disciples News Service

Category: General

Historical society to offer lectures

A Day with Jerry Rushford Saturday, April 22, 2017 Bethany Memorial Church Bethany, WV 26032 You are invited to join the Disciples of Christ Historical Society for two lectures by historian Dr. Jerry Rushford, Director of the Jerry Rushford Center for Research on Churches of Christ and the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement, Pepperdine University.  For more […]

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Posted on March 21, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, Higher Education
California church plant makes difference in community

by Rev. Christopher Drury Garfield Park Community Church (Disciples of Christ) in Santa Cruz, CA, began with a question. “What would it look like if we stopped complaining about the condition of the church, and actually built a progressive, young, missional community with a modern edge that attracts non-church goers, younger people, and liberal/progressives while […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, People
From our partners at Church World Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 212-870-2188 NEW YORK — Church World Service and the National Council of Churches today unveiled a national grassroots initiative in support of refugees, led by churches representing 30 million Americans and 37 denominations. This announcement comes in advance of a new anti-refugee executive order anticipated soon, […]

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Posted on March 3, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Overseas 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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When disaster strikes many Disciples ministries invest in recovery

by Disciples Church Extension Fund staff When Rowlett First Christian Church leaders started checking on members Dec. 26, 2015, after a massive tornado tore through the North Texas community, it was a harrowing experience. “I got a text from one of the elders standing at a corner about three blocks from my house who said […]

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Posted on February 20, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, Regions, Resources
Trinity-Brazos area of Southwest Region seeks area minister of connectio

TRINITY-BRAZOS AREA The Trinity-Brazos Area of the Southwest Region is accepting resumes/profiles for the part-time Minister of Connection position. Candidates should be ordained ministers in good standing with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and have ministerial experience with individual congregations. Resumes/profiles should be submitted to Rev. Dr. Kyle Dennis (TBA Moderator and Search Committee […]

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Posted on February 14, 2017
Filed under: General, General Church Positions, Regions
Central Rocky Mountain Region calls executive regional minister

On February 4, 2017, the Board of the Central Rocky Mountain Region unanimously voted to call the Rev. Joan Bell-Haynes to serve as its Executive Regional Minister. Bell-Haynes comes to the CRMR from United Christian Parish of Reston, an ecumenical congregation comprised of four denominations, where she has served since 2005 as co-pastor. Bell-Haynes is […]

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Hispanic national pastor search begins

CONVOCATORIA PARA LA PLAZA DE: PASTOR/A NACIONAL PARA MINISTERIOS HISPANOS Announcement of the Search Process for the National Pastor for Hispanic Ministries Se aceptarán solicitudes hasta el 30 de junio de 2017. No se aceptarán  solicitudes incompletas. Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Educación y Experiencia mínima: […]

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Posted on February 3, 2017
Filed under: General, General Church Positions, General Ministries
Mid-America region opens ministry team position searches

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Mid-America, Inc., a 20,000 participating member region with over 240 congregations in Missouri and 3 congregations in western Illinois, is searching for two members of its four-member Regional Minister Team. Qualifications: • An ordained minister with standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) • Enough congregational experience […]

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Posted on February 1, 2017
Filed under: General, General Church Positions, Regions