Disciples News Service

Category: 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
Small changes, big meaning: CBP updates mission statement to add inclusivity, call to action

The updates to the Christian Board of Publication’s mission statement may be small, but they’re significant to a ministry in the midst of societal change. At its September meeting, the CBP Board of Directors approved a new mission statement: The mission of CBP/Chalice Press is to publish resources inviting all people into deeper relationship with […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries, Resources
Kagiwada Sunday Sept. 8

2013 David Kagiwada Memorial Sunday is September 8 and NAPAD Ministry Week is September 9-14. This year’s celebration will follow the General Assembly theme of “Lord, teach us to pray.” Rev. Younglan Kim and Mrs. JoAnne Kagiwada gave inspiring messages for the Wednesday gathering at the General Assembly. They explored the internment of Japanese Americans in the U.S.and […]

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Posted on August 26, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, People, Resources
Keeping the vision in mind

The Disney Institute brought their premier brand to the assembly learning opportunities. Students in the learning community were shown a little of the thought process that goes into the constant innovation that drives the Walt Disney Company theme parks. Key to the innovation is a planning environment where the participants hold lightly to their ideas […]

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Posted on July 14, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, Resources
General Assembly Program and Business Docket available in digital format

The General Assembly Program and Business Docket, the must-have accessory for anybody attending the 2013 General Assembly in Orlando, just got lighter and greener. Chalice Press, the denominational publishing house and Disciples general ministry, has converted the docket book into a variety of eBook formats. These eBooks are available for a variety of tablets and […]

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Posted on July 2, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, Resources
Youth can get prepared for General Assembly with study

Disciples youth and youth-group leaders can get a head start on this summer’s General Assembly with a new four-part curriculum program now available from Chalice Press. The curriculum, “Putting It Together: Preparing for General Assembly and Figuring Out Where You Fit In,” was written by Lee Yates, a Disciples pastor who has been active in […]

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Posted on February 12, 2013
Filed under: General Assembly, Resources, Young Adult, Youth
Support global food security through local growing projects

Disciples congregations across the country are exploring another way to work for food security with our partners at Foods Resource Bank.  Congregations from California to Virginia, Ohio to Texas, are considering ways they can use their own agricultural (and other) skills to support sustainable agriculture in the developing world by launching local growing projects (LGPs).  […]

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Posted on February 5, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, Resources