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Category: 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
Central Rocky Mountain Region opens search for executive regional minister

The Central Rocky Mountain Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is seeking to call an Executive Regional Minister. A “Regional Profile” and “Position Description” are posted on the following web-site www.crmrdoc.org. All applicants are required to provide updated search and call paper work to the Office of Search and Call, Disciples Home Missions […]

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Posted on July 20, 2016
Filed under: General, General Church Positions, Regions
A letter to the Church re: violence

from members* of the College of Regional Ministers and the Cabinet of General Ministries June 2016 In times of trouble, people of faith call upon God in prayer (Psalm 61:1-2) In these days, we pray for the families and friends of the 49 women and men killed and 53 wounded  – mostly LGBTQ Latinos and […]

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Disciples Volunteering partnering across continent

Disciples Volunteering’s disaster response ministries and related host Mission Stations continue to evolve as a core collaborative ministry. In Taylor, TX, DV has partnered with the United Church of Christ’s Disaster Ministries and local leadership to support the recovery from flooding that occurred in May 2015; that response is expected to end in June. Meanwhile, […]

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Posted on May 6, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, Regions
Region speaks on Mississippi legislation

April 26, 2016 Honorable Phil Bryant, Governor State of Mississippi P.O. Box 139 Jackson, MS 32905 Dear Governor Bryant: Given the history and tradition of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we write to express our concern that HB 1523 was passed into law. In the Great River Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of […]

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Posted on April 27, 2016
Filed under: General, Regions
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
Ministry leaders speak out on Missouri legislation

Update: Missouri Anti-LGBT Constitutional Amendment is dead (4/27/16) April 13, 2016 The Honorable Elijah Haahr, Missouri House of Representatives Committee Chair, House Emerging Issues Committee 201 W. Capitol Avenue Room 410-A Jefferson City, MO 65101 Dear Representative Haahr, Given the history and tradition of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Senate Joint Resolution 39 is […]

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Posted on April 12, 2016
Filed under: General, General Ministries, Regions