Disciples News Service

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...

Disciple Women to discontinue quadrennial meetings


The Executive Committee of International Disciples Women’s Ministries announced March 11 that they will not be planning a Quadrennial experience for 2018. The news release said, “We celebrate the legacy of the rich memories, ministry and mission of the Quadrennial Assembly experience. “After an additional time of prayerful discernment the Executive Commit-tee of International Disciples...

Disciples of Christ Historical Society Board meets, charts next steps


The Disciples of Christ Historical Society (DCHS) Board met in Nashville, TN, March 6-7, 2015. The Board of Directors, chaired by Archie Jenkins, took several actions to ensure the future of the Church’s archives and the Society’s role as one of several Stone-Campbell archives. One of the primary objectives of the board meeting was to...

Disciples mourn passing of Fred Craddock


He was the favorite story-telling uncle for generations of Disciples. The Rev. Dr. Fred B. Craddock passed to new life in Christ on Friday, March 6 at the age of 86. He made himself the brunt of jokes about his physical size, but his stature as a preacher was unparalleled. Whenever Craddock was scheduled to...

Fred Craddock


It’s hard to imagine our Disciples community without Fred Craddock.

A Pastoral Letter and Call to Action:  Journey to Ferguson


Lent 2015 In the six months following the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teenager, by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, many of us have struggled to understand what we see on television, in newspapers, and through social media and the internet. Not reported or highlighted, is the involvement of churches and...

NCC Condemns ISIS executions of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya


The Coptic Orthodox Church is one of the National Council of Churches’ 37 member communions and therefore this act of evil strikes close to home. When first reports emerged on Sunday, February 15, Dr. Antonios Kireopoulos, NCC Associate General Secretary, contacted Bishop Serapion of the Diocese of Los Angeles of the Coptic Orthodox Church and...