Disciples News Service

Category: General

A word about Sutherland Springs, TX, shootings

From General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens 28 I go about in sunless gloom;     I stand up in the assembly and cry for help. 31 My lyre is turned to mourning,     and my pipe to the voice of those who weep. Job 30:28, 31(NRSV) How long will we allow high capacity guns to slaughter human beings? […]

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Several Disciples pastors sign on to amicus brief

An interfaith coalition led by the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Religious Institute has submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in support of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Several Disciples pastors have signed on to the brief re: LGBTQ rights. General Minister and President Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens said, “As a faith […]

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Posted on October 31, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General
Leaders urge freedom to use economic measures

Oct. 18, 2017 Dear Members of Congress, We write as U.S. Christian churches and organizations committed to justice and peace in the Middle East. This commitment stems from our connections to the Biblical and historical places of our faith; our continuing partnership and engagement with churches and other religious institutions there; and our theological understanding […]

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Posted on October 20, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, From the GMP, General, Overseas Ministries
Stewardship advice: Vision drives mission

by Bruce Barkhauer, Center for Faith and Giving Vince Lombardi, former head coach of the Green Bay Packers, is reported to have famously said: “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing!” For professional sports teams, winning drives every decision from strategy to personnel. We might paraphrase that for the Church. Vision isn’t everything, it is […]

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Posted on October 10, 2017
Filed under: General, General Ministries, Resources
A word about Puerto Rico and Mexico/Una palabra sobre los desastres naturales de esta semana

From General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens; Julia Brown Karimu, president of Division of Overseas Ministries and co-executive of Global Ministries; Lori Tapia, interim national pastor for the Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries;  Vy Nguyen, executive director of Week of Compassion; and Angel Rivera- Agosto, area executive for Latin America/Caribbean, Global Ministries

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Guest article: Life abundant in the broken places

By: Virginia White, Week of Compassion Contributor With the floods in South Asia, the earthquake in Mexico, and the hurricanes in the United States and the Caribbean, this has been a particularly frightening and heartbreaking month to turn on the news and witness the havoc our planet is wreaking on neighbors near and far. For […]

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Posted on September 21, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General, Office of the General Minister and President, People
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