Disciples News Service

Category: Office of the General Minister and President

Historical Society Interviews General Minister And President

General Minister and President Sharon Watkins recently sat down to talk with Glenn Carson, president of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society, for an in-depth discussion about her life. In the hour-long audio dialogue that is broken up into eleven segments, Watkins speaks on several topics including being the eldest of five siblings, growing up […]

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Posted on December 4, 2008
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President
Renewal Of Violence In Congo Thwarts Relief Efforts

The continuation of violence in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is having an impact on much-needed emergency relief operations there. The United Nations has advised humanitarian groups to withdraw their staff working in the volatile region. Several members of the group Action by Churches Together, including the Church of Christ […]

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Posted on November 6, 2008
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President, Overseas Ministries
GMP Issues Pastoral Letter To The Church During This Period Of Economic Uncertainty

General Minister and President Sharon E. Watkins has issued a pastoral letter that asks Disciples to remain faithful during the tough economic times facing our country and many parts of the world. Watkins also encourages Disciples to be in a time of prayer for those who are most adversely affected by the downturn in financial […]

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Posted on October 9, 2008
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President
Pastors' Conference Brings Together Disciples For Networking And Fellowship

Nearly 350 Disciples pastors met in the Chicago area recently for three days of conversation, inspiration and learning. The conference was coordinated by the Office of General Minister and President and featured well-known preachers, panel discussions, workshops and conversations about the future of the Church. "We are pleased with the response of so many pastors […]

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Pastors

(Arlington Heights, Ill. – DNS) Nearly 350 Disciples pastors recently came together for fellowship, worship and renewal at the inaugural Disciples Pastors’ Conference in the Chicago area. The Sept. 8-10 event drew clergy from across the United States and Canada for three days of conversation, inspiration and learning.  The conference featured well-known preachers Floyd Flake, […]

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Posted on October 8, 2008
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President
The Office of the General Minister and President Opens Minister of Compassion / Executive Director of the Week of Compassion Search

The Office of the General Minister and President (OGMP) seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as the Minister of Compassion / Executive Director for Week of Compassion. The new Minister of Compassion will serve as a member of the OGMP staff with primary responsibility to oversee the relief, refugee and development fund of […]

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Posted on August 26, 2008
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President
Office of the General Minister and President Announces New Minister of Faith and Giving Position

(Indianapolis, Ind. – DNS) – The Office of the General Minister and President is seeking a Minister of Faith and Giving who will lead the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in creating a stewardship movement and a culture of generosity. The Minister of Faith and Giving will work with regional and general ministry partners to […]

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General Minister And President Writes Pastoral Letter About War In Iraq

General Minister and President Sharon E. Watkins has written a pastoral letter to all Disciples congregations which acknowledges the pain caused by the five-year old war in Iraq. Watkins letter, which was sent to congregations last week, addresses the impact of the war on people from many walks of life, including service men and women, […]

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Posted on August 14, 2008
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President