Disciples News Service

Category: 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
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Canada names new regional minister

The Christian Church in Canada welcomes the Rev. Dr. Jen Garbin as the new regional minister. Garbin will begin June 1, 2016. She comes from her current position as senior pastor of one of Canada’s new congregations in formation, Sugarbush Christian Church (DOC), located in Guelph, Ontario. Garbin has served on area and regional boards and […]

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Posted on April 7, 2016
Filed under: General, Regions
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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Week of Compassion receives gifts from the Congo

A report from Reverend Bernard Ilumbe NDJONGO PSP Mbandaka (approximate translation) A special worship organized in Mbandaka to close the Week of Compassion on Friday, February 26, 2016 was held at the Temple of Mbandaka III. This four-hour worship was attended by 161 people (pastors, men, women and youth). Reverend IKETE, head of the department […]

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Posted on February 26, 2016
Filed under: General, Overseas Ministries, Regions
Oklahoma region hosts leadership training school

by Aaron Todd Oklahoma City – The Church is alive and the mission is possible. This was the truth that was resounded many times over by over 400 Disciples who came from across the state of Oklahoma on Saturday, Feb. 6 to participate in the 25th Annual Leadership Training School. “The region of Oklahoma is […]

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Posted on February 16, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Regions