Disciples News Service

Category: 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
Resources for congregations: Ferguson grand jury decision

Emotions are raw in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury decision involving the death of Michael Brown. People feel unheard, threatened and confused. As we seek to be a movement for wholeness in a broken and fragmented world, our call is to open our churches as places of dialogue and action. Our challenge is […]

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Online community offers Advent app

By Rev. Melissa Fain, Fig Tree Christian Church Most congregations have some kind of online presence. It might be a website, a Facebook page, or a Twitter handle. Some might post their sermons on YouTube, while others might have a minister who blogs. For Fig Tree Christian, it’s all online. Everything is made for an […]

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Posted on November 5, 2014
Filed under: Congregations, Resources
Stone-Campbell Dialogue explores new church development

An estimated 250-300 members of Churches of Christ, Disciples of Christ, and Christian Churches and Churches of Christ came together for an evening worship service and observance of the Lord’s Supper on Oct. 5 for the 19th meeting of the Stone-Campbell Dialogue. The service included presentations on the history and nature of the Stone-Campbell Dialogue […]

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Posted on October 14, 2014
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Resources
Group discount pricing available for office supplies

Group discount pricing available for office supplies Through an agreement with Staples’ business-to-business branch, individual churches and ministries can set up an account and receive office supplies at discounted prices. The more entities that sign up under the agreement, the larger the discount. For instance, the Office of General Minister and President is purchasing supplies […]

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Posted on December 3, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, Office of the General Minister and President, Resources
Disciples theology and polity now translated into Korean

Disciples Thumbnail Sketches, a series of handouts describing basics Disciples theology and polity, is now available in Korean as well as English and Spanish. Funded in part by a Reconciliation Ministry grant, the Korean translation completed by Chalice Press is the first new translation serving the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)’s diverse – and growing […]

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Posted on November 5, 2013
Filed under: Resources