Disciples News Service

Category: Regions

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
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
Kentucky congregation involved in building bridges

Racism rears its ugly head everywhere, but in along the Ohio river, two congregations and their pastors are doing their part to build some community understanding. When the Ashland (KY) NAACP chapter approached city leaders to work on the issue of racism in the town of about 21,000, New Hope Missionary Baptist’s Rev. Stanley McDonald […]

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Posted on November 1, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, Regions
Regional minister offers thoughts on Moral Revival

by Rev. Richard L. Spleth, regional minister of the Christian Church in Indiana Originally in The Indianapolis Star Oct. 9, 2016 On Monday, Oct. 3, Rev. Dr. William Barber II of North Carolina came to Indianapolis to attempt to help our state repair the breach in our society.  Accompanied by Rev. James Forbes, Rev. Traci […]

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Posted on October 25, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Regions
Capital Area assembly full of promise

by Rev. Allen Harris, regional minister; photos by George Franklin Over 200 Disciples gathered on the farthest western edge of the Christian Church Capital Area in Shepherdstown, WV, Oct. 14 and 15 under the theme “Many Hands, Many Missions, One Body.”  The guiding scripture from 1 Corinthians 12:4-14 was explored by all three Assembly speakers […]

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Posted on October 17, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Board, General Ministries, People, Regions
Everything old is new again

by Rev. Debbie Griffith Downtown Disciples began with a few progressive urbanites, a small grant from the Upper Midwest Region, and a book called Saving Jesus From the Church by Robin Meyers. Debbie Griffin hoped to create safe gathering spaces for people who gave up on Church, were wounded by Church, or just longed for […]

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Posted on September 26, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, Regions
Region takes up ‘green’ challenge

by Stephen Patten While completing their studies at Claremont School of Theology, Sadie Mizisin-Cullumber, Al Lopez, and Stephen Patten, came to understand the important theological connection between creation care and the present climate dilemma. It is their understanding that a robust systematic theology must include a prominent place for an ecological spirituality. They were greatly […]

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Posted on September 12, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, People, Regions
Open letter to the church in North America

An Open Letter from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Regional Leadership to the Church in the United States and Canada Download the letter Dear Sisters and Brothers, In this contentious campaign season, we write as leaders who have witnessed firsthand the prophecy of our Lord that “five in one household will be divided, three […]

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Posted on September 2, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Regions
2016 McCaw Scholars named

Two seminary students working toward their divinity degree have been named the 2016-17 recipients of the John and Maxine McCaw Scholarship Fund Prophetic Living, Teaching and Preaching. The scholarship fund, held in trust at the Christian Church Foundation and administered by the College of Regional Ministers, was created by the McCaws in 2012. Recipients for […]

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Posted on August 22, 2016
Filed under: General, General Ministries, People, Regions