Disciples News Service

Category: Office of the General Minister and President

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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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
Thoughts on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the U.S.

To follow this issue, go to the Disciples Home Missions Refugee and Immigration Ministry page. From General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens: “I mourn for the wound that is opened in the hearts of the more than three quarters of a million youth and young adults who, with their families, grieve because of the President’s […]

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General Minister, Week of Compassion offer pastoral letter

Download PDF Korean translation O God, our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home: even as our prayers rise with each morning’s sun for those left battered and bruised, we bow our heads in humble thanksgiving for the generous partnership of Disciples everywhere. Fount of every blessing, pour out your streams of mercy […]

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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
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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