Disciples News Service

Category: General

Celebrating history: National Convocation

by Timothy James and Communication Ministries staff The National Convocation (NC) is a ministry of Disciples’ African-American constituency that has evolved in the Disciples by way of struggle and determination. Leaders of the NC often say, “We go way back.”  Their Disciple spiritual ancestors were part of the early congregations on the frontier, at Cane […]

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Posted on December 20, 2016
Filed under: General, Office of the General Minister and President
Book of essays in the works to honor Craddock

In a forthcoming book being put together by André Resner and Mike Graves, a dozen scholars will honor the gifts of Rev. Dr. Fred Craddock in a collection of essays titled What’s Right with Preaching Today? In addition to the essays, the volume will feature a collection of personal remembrances, which we invite anyone (clergy […]

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Posted on December 14, 2016
Filed under: General, Obituaries, People
Statement of condolence for Istanbul, Cairo

Dec. 12, 2016   Download PDF It was with horror and sadness that we witnessed bomb attacks in Cairo and Istanbul this weekend.  We extend our deepest condolences and prayers to the families of those killed, and we fervently pray for the health and healing of the injured.  We offer our support and solidarity for […]

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Partnerships for peace

A small congregation with a large building cared a lot about peace in a California city better known for violence. Then they realized they could turn their building into a peace hub. Now 12 peace groups have office space there, and 40 organizations partner with them in addressing violence, economic injustice and more! Last week, over […]

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Posted on December 1, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries
Kentucky congregation shares resources

From the Owensboro (KY) Messenger-Inquirer Nov. 15, 2016 edition By Steve Vied $50 K will be given annually through application, selection process On Sunday, three years and eight months after First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at 700 J.R. Miller Blvd. lost its building to fire, members will return to a beautiful, cross-shaped church, built […]

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Posted on November 17, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General
Chaplaincy Endorser needed

JOB TITLE: Chaplaincy Endorsement Officer SUMMARY: The Chaplaincy Endorsement Officer is responsible for two specific types of services to ministers of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ): Endorsement – screening applicants for endorsement to all branches of military service, to all phases of Institutional Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counselors; Pastoral Care and oversight to all endorsed […]

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Posted on November 16, 2016
Filed under: General, General Church Positions
A statement of gratitude to Native Americans and First Peoples

from the Justice Table In Utah, a coalition of five tribes have a proposal on the table to assist the Department of the Interior with the management of Bears Ears Wildlife Refuge, a proposed project awaiting federal approval. And in the far north, the Gwich’in people are advocating for protection of the Arctic National Wildlife […]

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Administrative Committee meets in Indy

Oct. 28-29, 2016 Mission First! The Mission First! pilot continues to move along according to plan. By Nov. 12, more than 80 face-to-face Mission Gatherings will have taken place. Data from more than 2,100 surveys is being prepared for the work of the Mission Council Dec. 2-4 in Dallas, TX. Reports Progress reports from task […]

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