Disciples News Service

Category: General

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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Posted on February 14, 2017
Filed under: General, People, Regions
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
Disciples Home Missions opens search for president

The Board of Directors of Disciples Home Missions, a general ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) announces the opening for the position of President of Disciples Home Missions. The Board is seeking a dynamic leader for the ministry who will oversee program development in the areas of faith formation, leadership development, congregational transformation, […]

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Thoughts regarding our call to welcome

In a January 27 statement published by Church World Service in response to President Donald Trump’s Executive Order regarding refugees, I offered these thoughts…… “Disciples communities around the nation are eager to help and to welcome refugees. As the first faith movement founded on the American frontier, our members remember deeply the characteristics of independence, […]

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Posted on January 27, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Assembly, Sharon's Blog
Burton named Great River regional minister

submitted by the Great River Region Rev. Dr. Nadine Burton is the newly called Executive Regional Minister for the Great River Region.  She accepted the assignment as Interim Regional Minister in September 2015. Having worked in a variety of roles, Dr. Burton came highly qualified.  Over the past year, she provided spiritual and administrative oversight […]

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Posted on January 9, 2017
Filed under: General, People, Regions
Financial ministries affirm commitment to socially responsible investing

The boards of the three major financial ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) have unanimously endorsed a proposed General Assembly resolution that acknowledges and affirms the Disciples’ historic commitment to socially responsible investing. The resolution, approved by the boards of Christian Church Foundation, Disciples Church Extension Fund and Pension Fund of the Christian […]

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Posted on January 3, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
Southwest region opens search for regional minister

January 18, 2017 Interim Regional Minister search open for Southwest region The Christian Church in the Southwest is seeking a short-term Interim Regional Minister (IRM). The IRM will provide executive-level leadership; provide pastoral care to pastors and congregations/constituency groups; strengthen relationships within the region; and prepare regional/area leadership and local churches to welcome a new […]

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Posted on December 30, 2016
Filed under: General, General Church Positions, Regions
Grateful response from German partners

Note: Our Global Ministries staff for the Middle East and Europe, Dr. Peter Makari, sent word to German partners of our support after the truck attack at the Christmas market in Berlin. This is their response. From: Dressler, Birgit Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2016 7:30 AM To: Peter Makari Subject: AW: Thoughts, prayers, and solidarity […]

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Posted on December 22, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Overseas Ministries