Disciples News Service

Category: 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
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Texas church experiences great joy from nesting church

Hurst experiences renewal through reconciliation ministry by Barbara DuPuy, Hurst Christian Church In December 2013, Pastor Mechak Rwumbuguza and Mr. Love Safari first met with the church board at Hurst to share Pastor Mechak’s calling to start a church in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Pastor Mechak shared his vision of how they are a harvest […]

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Posted on February 15, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, Overseas Ministries, Regions
Letter from Sharon Watkins, Rick Spleth on Indiana’s LGBT legislation

Many of you have been watching as the Indiana legislature once again took up the questions raised by last spring’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. You may recall that Governor Mike Pence signed a law that within a week was “fixed” due to the negative reaction from people of faith, businesses, convention planners and the general citizenry of the state. The revision made clear that it could not be used for purposes of discrimination.

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Great River Region receiving names

Position Announcement:  Executive Regional Minister The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of the Great River Region (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi) is seeking to call an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to the position of Executive Regional Minister. A Regional Profile and Position Description are posted on the following website www.grrdisciples.org/regional-minister-transition . All […]

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Posted on February 1, 2016
Filed under: General, Regions
No longer lost in translation: Historic anti-racism training for Korean Disciples pastors

  by Rev. April Johnson, minister of reconciliation Anti-Racism Training is no longer lost in translation for Disciples Korean pastors of the Pacific Southwest Region. After one full year of research and translation as well as two years of planning, Pastors Young Lan Kim and Rev. Jun Yang conducted the first Anti-Racism training event for […]

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Posted on December 14, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, General, Regions, Resources
Former Arizona regional minister dies

Rev. Dr. Gail F. Davis (Oct. 16, 1932 – Oct. 22, 2015) passed away at his home in Spokane, WA. Born in Mission, SD and raised in Spokane, WA, he attended Northwest Christian College. He married his high school sweetheart Eva in 1953. She survives. After he graduated in 1957, he was ordained in the […]

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Posted on October 26, 2015
Filed under: Obituaries, People, Regions