Disciples News Service

Category: People

Chicago congregation builds community bridges

by Rev. Dr. Edward Morris, Sr. Parkway Gardens Christian Church on Chicago’s south side has had connection with the Parkway Garden Homes and Woodlawn community since 1957. The church was planted in the community through the efforts of the City of Chicago, the residents of the Parkway Gardens Co-Op Homes and the Council of Churches. […]

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Pastor talks politics

From the introduction to Preaching Politics: Proclaiming Jesus in an Age of Money, Power, and Partisanship by Clay Stauffer: Shortly before this book went to press, I sat down at a coffee shop close to my church with a seasoned politician whom I respect despite the fact that we don’t always see eye to eye […]

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Posted on April 28, 2016
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National Pastor offers thoughts at retirement

A journey of ten years and fourth months by Rev. Huberto Pimentel, Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries Memories, histories, difficult people, nice and creative people, front-store church, nesting church, owned church, singing, crying, worshiping, praying, writing reports, giving reports, General Assemblies, Regional Assemblies, Hispanic and Bilingual Fellowship Assemblies, General Board meetings, Cabinet meetings, Pastoral […]

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Posted on April 25, 2016
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Christal Williams named Tennessee regional minister

Rev. Dr. Christal LaShawn Williams was elected regional minister for Tennessee at a called assembly April 16. Williams has held positions such as associate regional minister in Illinois-Wisconsin. She has also served in Illinois, Iowa, Ohio and Indiana. She will begin her term on Aug. 1. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Williams earned her bachelor’s […]

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Posted on April 19, 2016
Filed under: General, People, Regions, Uncategorized
Guest blog: Acompañamiento

The Wee Waltz – a metaphor for mission Elena Huegel serves with the Pentecostal Church of Chile (IPC). She serves as an environmental and Christian education specialist. Her appointment is made possible by your gifts to Disciples Mission Fund. The Spanish word acompañamiento and the core value mutuality made me think of Carolina Fernández, my […]

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Posted on April 17, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Overseas Ministries, People
Disciple pastor making difference for immigrants

“We need to seek partnerships that could help us be the Gospel in a concrete way, to embody God’s creative hope. We are called to do justice, advocate, and be co-creators of new life-giving opportunities for our communities on the margins,” says Rev. Héctor J. Hernández of Iglesia Nueva Creación (New Creation Church) in Indianapolis. […]

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Posted on April 1, 2016
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Partnerships being experienced through Mission Conversations

By Bobby Hawley, Vice President, Christian Church Foundation The gifts and graces from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in all its expressions are making a difference in our world. This message came to the foreground in March when two different Global Mission partners talked about the important work being done – thanks to Disciples […]

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