Disciples News Service

Category: General

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
Bethany Project's Collins, Jewell, Hamm and Allen
Original Bethany Project group celebrates 20th year

by former General Minister and President Dick Hamm In 1997, the Church was seeking ways to help the church develop “deep Christian spirituality”, which became a part of the 2020 Vision. I thought the best place to start might be with regional ministers who are called to be models for ministers, so 16 regional ministers […]

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Posted on August 23, 2017
Filed under: General, Office of the General Minister and President, People, Regions
Southwest Region names new regional minister

From the Christian Church in the Southwest moderator, Jeff Billings – I am excited to give you the following report on the status of our efforts to find the next Regional Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Southwest. Before beginning this search, your Search Committee sought input from individuals and congregations […]

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Posted on August 22, 2017
Filed under: General, People, Regions
Rev. Teresa Hord Owens elected

General Assembly elects Teresa Hord Owens as first African-American woman to head mainline denomination INDIANAPOLIS – Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens was elected Sunday night to serve as the General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. She is the first African-American to hold this post […]

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Foundation honors couple, church

A Keokuk, IA, couple and a Georgia congregation will be recognized with separate awards from the Christian Church Foundation’s Board of Directors. The Board: Named Richard and Dolores Lofton of Keokuk as recipients of the Foundation’s Harry T. Ice Distinguished Service Award for outstanding service and philanthropy to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The […]

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Posted on May 4, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, People
California church creates connections for seniors

by Rev. Aaron Todd, special correspondent For years, the people of First Christian Church have sensed a call to enhance the ministry to the senior adults in their congregation and community. After an extended period of waiting and prayer, they received just the gift they needed in order for them to be able to put […]

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Filed under: Congregations, General
HELM hosts summit of education leaders

On April 20 and 21, 2017 Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) hosted a historic summit gathering of leaders, staff and faculty from colleges and universities related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Participants gathered to discuss what it means to be a Disciples-related school as well as to identify opportunities for working together […]

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Posted on April 24, 2017
Filed under: General, General Ministries, Higher Education
Church ‘disrupts the system’ of predatory lending

by Rev. Aaron Todd, special correspondent Fresh off a year that brought a sense of financial comfort and security,  the people of Chalice Christian Church in Gilbert, AZ, began asking a question of themselves: “How can we leverage our resources to benefit our neighbors?” Chalice Christian Church has long been a congregation dedicated the cause […]

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Posted on April 17, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General