Disciples News Service

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When disaster strikes many Disciples ministries invest in recovery

by Disciples Church Extension Fund staff When Rowlett First Christian Church leaders started checking on members Dec. 26, 2015, after a massive tornado tore through the North Texas community, it was a harrowing experience. “I got a text from one of the elders standing at a corner about three blocks from my house who said […]

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Posted on February 20, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, Regions, Resources
Bethany Fellows, Chalice Press collaborate on project

The first book from a partnership between Bethany Fellows and the Christian Board of Publication, two ministries associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), will be released this fall. CBP and Bethany Fellows have crafted a publishing partnership that will showcase the gifts of emerging pastoral leaders in the church and will provide a […]

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Posted on September 26, 2016
Filed under: General, General Ministries, Resources
Association of Disciple Musicians to meet July 17-22

by Alice Chaney The Association of Disciple Musicians 55th annual conference will be held on the campus of the University of Evansville, IN, July 17-22.  This year’s theme is “Weave Us Together.”  Dr. Terry York, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, will lead the daily worship services and early morning worship seminars.  Each daily […]

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Posted on June 27, 2016
Filed under: General, Resources
Christmount dear to Disciples

Christmount was founded in 1948 as the retreat grounds for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Since its beginnings, Christmount has been closely related to the Disciples, reporting to the General Board through Disciples Home Missions, with whom it has a covenantal relationship. Christmount receives some funding from Disciples Mission Fund. The DHM Board has […]

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Green Chalice offers tips for lighter impact

On April 12, Disciples Home Missions hosted other Disciple Center staff for a celebration of Earth Day with everything from fun facts to gummi worms and beautiful plants. Green Chalice provided the following ideas for living a little “greener.” 16 Things You Can Do To Walk More Gently on the Earth Carry your own cup […]

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Posted on April 13, 2016
Filed under: General, General Ministries, Resources
Open-carry laws bring questions

As laws change regarding gun controls, open-carry and more, congregations may be starting or continuing discussions on these issues. The participants in the 2015 General Assembly in Columbus spoke to the issue of gun violence in GA 1521. The final section of that resolution reads: FINALLY, BE IT RESOLVED that congregations within the Christian Church […]

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Posted on January 5, 2016
Filed under: General, Resources
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