Disciples News Service

Message from Sharon re: 2017 Assembly


April 13, 2015 Dear Disciples, The General Board has determined that the 2017 General Assembly should take place in Indianapolis “as a continued witness for wholeness”. Two weeks ago, the board authorized a move away from Indianapolis due to a new Indiana law called The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SEA101 or RFRA). This law raised...

General Board chooses city for 2017 General Assembly


Media contact: Cherilyn Williams  |  cwilliams@nulldisciples.org April 13, 2015 The General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), meeting in Kansas City, MO, on April 13, has selected Indianapolis for the 2017 General Assembly. The board had determined on March 31 to seek a new venue after the March 25 signing of the Religious...

Ministries rally around Mississippi church


Real Faith Christian Church in Clarksdale, MS, had fallen victim to a string of disasters during a building project. Several Disciple ministries banded together to help get Real Faith into a fully renovated building for Easter Sunday. Partnerships included many, many individuals and groups from across the life of Disciples marshaled by Disciples Volunteering, staff...

Guest column: Housing costs issue for seniors


With the US population of older adults on track to double by 2025 and the growing number of elderly poor, the current housing crisis has hit seniors hard.  According to the Census Bureau, nationally, almost half of all seniors have incomes below 200 percent of the poverty threshold under the supplemental measure. Furthermore, the National...

College of Regional Ministers offers letter to Church


Pastoral letter to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) from the College of Regional Ministers concerning excessive force against unarmed African American men   April 9, 2015 To our Sisters and Brothers in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. The College of Regional Ministers...

Christian Church leaders hopeful with possible changes to Indiana law


Update: Governor Mike Pence signed into law amendments to the RFRA on Thursday, April 2. The General Board will discuss the 2017 assembly at its regular meeting next week. After conferring with leaders, there will be a recommendation to hold the 2017 assembly in Indianapolis.   Listen to NPR interview of Sharon Watkins from April...

Be blessed, this Holy Week


General Minister and President Sharon Watkins shares a blessing to all during this Holy Week. Download this video | Watch it on YouTube

Press release re: 2017 General Assembly


Contact: Cherilyn Williams, assistant vice president of marketing and communication cwilliams@nulldisciples.org desk: 317-713-2496 April 1, 2015, 1 p.m. EDT Governing body of Christian Church votes unanimously to seek new venue for 2017 meeting The General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), comprised of leaders from across the United States and Canada, voted unanimously on...

General Board commits to seek new venue for 2017 General Assembly


Update, March 31: General Board commits to seek new venue for 2017 General Assembly Dear Disciples, We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness. We seek to follow in the footsteps of Jesus who came to this earth out of God’s love for all the world. We serve in Canada and the United States,...

Little church focuses mission


First Christian Church of Anniston, AL, counts its members in double digits, and yet the church is determined to make a difference in their community. After a one-year “sabbatical” from mission projects they have found their niche. Pastor Laura Hutchinson says, “As a little church, we have the resources to do one mission project really...