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Fun add-on trip prior to National Convocation explores area history

Come and join the Black Heritage Bus Tour on Wednesday, July 25, in Houston, Texas.  Some of the sites include:  The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, House of Dereon, (where Beyonce, Solange and Destiny’s Child have recorded) and more…. Seating is limited to the first 42 people, at a nominal cost of $40.00. More information

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Posted on May 1, 2012
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Reconciliation Ministry offers grants to encourage action

Reconciliation Ministry is accepting grant proposals for 2013 programs that advance the Church’s mission priority of becoming a pro-reconciling/anti-racist church. Successful programs in last season’s granting process seeded funding for opportunities for young congregational leaders to engage in cross cultural dialogue through HELM’s Disciples Leaders Institute, Northern California and Nevada Region’s infusion of their leadership program […]

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Faith Groups Support Medicaid Expansions in Health Care Reform

Disciple Homeland Missions and Disciple Justice Action Network joined more than 60 national, state and local faith organizations filed an Amicus (Friend of the Court) Brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Medicaid expansions in the Affordable Care Act.  The brief argues that these expansions more completely address the original intent of Medicaid […]

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Posted on February 28, 2012
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Freedom Sunday brings attention to human trafficking

Human trafficking is rampant throughout the world, including the United States. Disciples Women are encouraging action and awareness particularly on Freedom Sunday on February 26. For resources including a statement from General Minister and President Sharon Watkins, go to www.discipleshomemissions.org/Women

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Posted on February 16, 2012
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North American Pacific/Asian Disciples seeks executive pastor

The search and call process continues for an executive pastor of the North American Pacific/Asian Disciples Ministries (NAPAD). Among the duties and responsibilities of the position are consulting and advocating for ministries with Asian and Pacific Islanders in North America and for multi-cultural/racial ministries, establishing new churches along with revitalizing and transforming existing congregations, and […]

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Posted on May 5, 2011
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Week of Compassion responds to tornadoes along the Atlantic coast

Disciples are among those recovering from dangerous tornadoes and storms that have wreaked destruction from the Rockies to the East Coast. More than 240 tornadoes were reported last week, with the death toll reaching at least 44 people in six states. North Carolina and Virginia were particularly hard-hit, with 21 deaths reported in North Carolina […]

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Posted on April 25, 2011
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Disciples Home Missions looking for intern to work with Refugee and Immigration Ministries

Disciples Home Missions is seeking a part-time intern to work with the Refugee and Immigration Ministries program in Indianapolis. The intern will serve Aug. 1 through Dec. 31, 2011. The primary responsibility of the intern will be to work in cooperation with the Church World Service Immigration and Refugee Program affiliates to encourage congregations to […]

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Disciples Home Missions posts immigration legal counsel position

Disciples Home Missions is seeking immigration legal counsel to join the staff of its Refugee and Immigration Ministries program. The half-time contract staff person will provide legal advice, referrals and other immigration assistance to pastors, congregations, regions, institutions, and general ministries striving to assist persons with immigration problems. He or she also will specialize in […]

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Posted on April 11, 2011
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Reconciliation Ministry welcomes grant proposals for 2012

Do you have a project in mind that could promote awareness, or provide educational and life-giving community within your ministry by creating wholeness in the family of God? If so, you are encouraged to apply for a grant from Reconciliation Ministry. Reconciliation Ministry grants typically are in the range of $2,000 to $10,000. They are […]

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Fire disrupts work for many Disciples Center employees

(Indianapolis, IN). – All Disciples Center employees hope to be back in their offices on Monday, April 11, following four days when many people worked from home or alternate sites.  Normal work schedules were disrupted early on Tuesday morning, when a small fire broke out in an interior smokestack. Lingering smoke prevented many employees from […]

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Posted on April 8, 2011
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