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A call for Disciples in this time of violence
Posted: July 8, 2016

July 8, 2016 Dear Church, The nation is reeling from the shock of the violent loss of lives over the last three days, which has resulted in confusion and a sense of hopelessness. Our grief for the families of the victims, for many of us, is unbearable. “Thus says the Lord, ‘A voice is heard […]

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New Mexico ‘peace village’ camp focuses children on civility

By Rev. Matt Every During the last week of July, Peace Village Ruidoso, a camp designed to encourage children and youth to walk paths of non-violence, descends on the High Mesa Healing Center in Alto, NM. Peace Village Ruidoso, an affiliate of Peace Village, Inc., has been a ministry of First Christian Church Ruidoso since […]

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Posted on August 26, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Family & Children, General, Youth
2016 McCaw Scholars named

Two seminary students working toward their divinity degree have been named the 2016-17 recipients of the John and Maxine McCaw Scholarship Fund Prophetic Living, Teaching and Preaching. The scholarship fund, held in trust at the Christian Church Foundation and administered by the College of Regional Ministers, was created by the McCaws in 2012. Recipients for […]

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Posted on August 22, 2016
Filed under: General, General Ministries, People, Regions
Joint statement re: nonviolent support of human rights

On Monday, Aug. 22, the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy released a statement calling for restoration of the freedom of faith groups to invest where they choose. Recently state legislatures and the United States congress have begun passing a series of legislative actions that discourage, penalize or criminalize the use of economic tools of nonviolent […]

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Tennyson Center CEO

POSITION GUIDE – Final Draft August 3, 2016 POSITION:  Chief Executive Officer ORGANIZATION: Tennyson Center for Children LOCATION:  Denver, Colorado REPORTS TO:   Board of Directors  Vision  Changing Lives and Giving Hope to Children and Families Mission Tennyson Center works with children, youth, and their families to overcome a variety of life crises, including abuse and […]

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Posted on August 9, 2016
Filed under: General Church Positions
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NAPAD has theme of reconciliation

19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. – 2 Corinthians 5:19 (NRSV) The community gathered for the North American Pacific/Asian Disciples’ 19th Biennial Convocation serves as a model of unity, not uniformity – a founding principle of […]

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Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries
DCHS archivist begins work in Bethany

The Disciples of Christ Historical Society has called Shelley L. Jacobs as full-time archivist. She began her work in Bethany, West Virginia July 25, 2016.The Society is the repository for church files, personal papers, records, books and journals, artifacts, and memorabilia related to the three streams of the Stone-Campbell movement. Her primary responsibility is organizing […]

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Posted on August 4, 2016
Filed under: General Ministries, People
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Delegation speaks about Korean peninsula

When North Korea tests another warhead, our sisters and brothers in South Korea shudder. Though it has been 63 years since the armistice was signed, the Korean Peninsula remains starkly divided. Families separated for seven decades rarely have opportunities to communicate and sanctions prevent even medicine from being sent to the north. Disciples have spoken […]

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Posted on July 28, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Assembly, Overseas Ministries
Central Rocky Mountain Region opens search for executive regional minister

The Central Rocky Mountain Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is seeking to call an Executive Regional Minister. A “Regional Profile” and “Position Description” are posted on the following web-site www.crmrdoc.org. All applicants are required to provide updated search and call paper work to the Office of Search and Call, Disciples Home Missions […]

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Posted on July 20, 2016
Filed under: General, General Church Positions, Regions