Disciples News Service

‘Mission is sacred, strategy is not’ guides historical society board meeting

11/19/14

The Disciples of Christ Historical Society Board of Directors gathered in Nashville, TN, Oct. 27-29, 2014. The board established the context for their worshipful work with Rev. Arnold Nelson, Board Chair, quoting George Bullard, “Your mission is sacred, your strategy is not.” Sara Harwell, archivist and librarian, gave leadership to the meeting when she reported on...

Disciple Women meet as executive committee

11/11/14

  The new team includes: Marilyn Williams (President), Waleska Acevedo (Vice President), Pernella Shortie, Shandra Yost, Soo Yun, Denise Turner, Lori Tapia, Wende Bristow Barrett, Martine Saint-Vil, and Cheryl Cloar (Absent due to prior commitment), Sheila Spencer (DHM representative), Chesla Nickelson (Staff), Pat Donahoo(Staff). By Rev. Dr. Patricia Donahoo, executive director The 2018 Executive Committee...

Central Christian Church honors twelve faithful servants

11/11/14

by Deborah Moseley, Central Christian Church Central Christian Church, Indianapolis celebrated a significant milestone in the life of its congregation and in the lives of twelve of its faithful servants with a service of recognition and the presentation of Honored Ministers Pins on October 19, 2014. As ministries are not formed in isolation but in...

Online community offers Advent app

11/05/14

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...

Administrative Committee meets in Nashville

10/29/14

The Administrative Committee (AC) of the General Board met in Nashville, TN, October 24 and 25, under the leadership of Moderator Glen Miles. Highlights of the meeting included: the “Mission First” proposal designed to help Disciples develop a shared focus on mission; the Resolutions Task Force report on a recommendation for how Disciples reflect, discuss...

Former regional minister in Northeast dies

10/29/14

Rev. Wesley R. Bourdette April 18, 1935 – October 26, 2014 The Rev. Wesley R. Bourdette was born April 18, 1935 in Athens, PA. He was graduated from Phillips University in Enid, OK. He completed his masters studies at Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, NY in 1961 and was ordained in the Sayre Christian...

Church teams with local veteran group to assist homeless families

10/28/14

By Rev. Paul Seal, Norvil Lantz and Don Kerr When members of the men’s fellowship of Highland Christian Church, Bella Vista, AR, heard American Legion Post Commander Barbara Aguirre speak about the post’s Operation Reboot program, they looked into the project. They were impressed enough to ask the congregation to join in a cooperative effort...

Stone-Campbell Dialogue explores new church development

10/14/14

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...

Who takes care of our regional ministers?

10/07/14

By Jaquelyn Foster It is likely that most of us – whether pastors or lay persons – think of our Regional Ministers when we need their particular ministry, when our congregation is looking for a new pastor, or when pastors are searching for a new congregation. We might call our Regional Minister if the congregation...

Ferguson, Missouri, Statement: “Out of a Mountain of Despair – Hope”

08/20/14

For the better part of a week, the streets of Ferguson, Missouri have echoed with hopelessness, despair, grief and anger in reaction to the shooting death of Michael Brown, an 18-year old black man by white police officers. A fairly unknown suburb of St. Louis, Ferguson will now take its place in the ever lengthening...

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