Disciples News Service

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It’s time to talk about racism

Submitted by Chalice Press White people need to be able to talk about race. But one of the reasons why we don’t is because it makes us really anxious to talk about it. Chalice Press’ newest release, Carolyn B. Helsel’s Anxious to Talk about It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism offers tools to engage racial […]

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Posted on February 16, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries, Resources
National Benevolent Association to fund 21 mission projects in 2018

From the NBA Grants Committee Through its Mission and Ministry Grants Program, the National Benevolent Association (NBA) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is granting a total of $150,250 to 21 Disciples projects and ministries working with older adults and at-risk children and youth. Read the full story about this first cohort of grantees […]

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Posted on December 20, 2017
Filed under: Family & Children, General Ministries, Resources, Youth
Advent Hope: Sandhya Rani Jha on being human

Submitted by Chalice Press In this Advent season, looking for hope in the darkness can seem a daunting task. Hearing from those whose work involves building and sustaining hope for others can offer light to the weary. Sandhya Rani Jha, a Disciples pastor and veteran community activist knows a thing or two about hope. “I’m […]

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Posted on December 11, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries, People, Resources
Celebrating a decade of Just Women magazine

Submitted by Disciples Women “This is the first chapter of an exciting new journey…join us!” With these words, written by Sheila Spencer, then Program Director for Disciples Women, the first issue of Just Women Magazine was launched in January 2009. Intended as the official resource for Disciples Women’s Ministries, and designed to reflect the quality and […]

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Posted on November 17, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries, Resources
Active shooter information for congregations

From: Disciples Church Extension Fund Re: Active Shooter Preparedness Following the tragic loss of life at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, we are all reminded once again that even churches might be confronted with an active shooter situation. While we can never know when such senseless acts of violence might […]

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Posted on November 10, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Resources
Council on Christian Unity introduces new ecumenical, interfaith journal

In an expansion of the content of the journals the Council on Christian Unity (CCU) has produced for more than half a century, a new journal called Sunesis debuted in October. With the name based on the Greek word translated “insight” (Eph. 3:4), this journal goes beyond the ecumenical to also address interfaith issues. The […]

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Posted on October 30, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries, Resources
Stewardship advice: Vision drives mission

by Bruce Barkhauer, Center for Faith and Giving Vince Lombardi, former head coach of the Green Bay Packers, is reported to have famously said: “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing!” For professional sports teams, winning drives every decision from strategy to personnel. We might paraphrase that for the Church. Vision isn’t everything, it is […]

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Posted on October 10, 2017
Filed under: General, General Ministries, Resources
Peace in the midst of the storm

Submitted by Global Ministries “This morning when I went out to the patio of my home I looked at an old familiar oak tree. I had never seen him so bare of leaves and branches. The winds of the hurricane left him like this. Before the hurricane, it was always green and its flowers were beautiful. […]

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Posted on October 4, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries, Resources