Disciples News Service

Disciples speaking out this spring
Posted: April 5, 2018

Disciples have been getting up and out into their communities a lot in the last few weeks. Issues including gun violence, racism, poverty, and education have all motivated action from congregations coast to coast. Here is just a sample of activities to show the breadth of Disciples responses. March for Our Lives  |  Act to […]

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Green Chalice joins campaign for climate-focused sermons

Green Chalice, a partnership ministry of Disciples Home Missions and the Kentucky region, has joined the Justice for Each Generation campaign, which invites leaders to pledge to deliver a sermon about climate change. This campaign, according to its website, was inspired by a group of 21 youth who filed a lawsuit against the United States […]

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Posted on April 18, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Assembly, General Ministries, Young Adult, Youth
Deadline for Excellence in Ministry grants April 30

Pension Fund is receiving applications from across the U.S. and Canada for the Excellence in Ministry program. This program, funded in part by Lilly Endowment, strengthens the ministry of our most outstanding early-career pastors by providing them training in financial literacy and a grant to reduce financial stress. The grant is $10,000 and can be […]

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Posted on April 4, 2018
Filed under: General, General Ministries
New York church expands programs for young adults

For Park Avenue Christian Church (The Park) in New York City, the key to growth wasn’t searching outside their building’s walls, but instead, listening to the people already inside them. When executive minister Rev. Stephanie Kendell accepted her call in 2017, The Park already had a very diverse congregation, with a median age of 35. […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Young Adult
Cane Ridge Day 2018 set for June 23

The trustees of the Cane Ridge historic site invite you to a day of music, fellowship and fun on Saturday, June 23. Registration begins at 9:30 am on site. Speakers will include both the Rev. Dr. Rick Lowery, president of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society, and the Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, former General Minister […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries
Statements offered on Liberian deportations

March 28, 2018 “I continue to be deeply disturbed by the random choices that this administration makes in removing TPS and other protected statuses. Last night’s decision to remove DED status is particularly outrageous. Cessation of conflict does not mean that families will be safe.  We have no right to send people away from our […]

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Posted on March 28, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, From the GMP, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
Easter special offering calls Disciples together

In nearly every corner of the world, Disciples are making a difference. Congregations, groups, and individuals all across the U.S. and Canada, and their mission partners around the globe, are bringing wholeness to their communities. We serve meals to local homeless populations, tutor students after school, and speak out on issues impacting our neighborhoods. We […]

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Posted on March 23, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries
Disciples Public Presence invites others to participate

After trying to organize Disciples clergy to participate in the Standing Rock March in Washington, D.C, last spring, Rev. Laurie Feille, with the help and blessing of the Upper Midwest Region created Disciples Public Presence.  Months after the Standing Rock March, we heard from clergy and laity across the country that if they had known […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Regions
Mid-America region seeking team member

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Mid-America, Inc. Opens Search for a Member of its Four-Member Regional Minister Team  The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Mid-America, Inc., a 20,000 participating member Region with 233 congregations in Missouri and 3 congregations in western Illinois, is searching for the NW member of its four-member Regional […]

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Virginia church plans new construction for community partnerships

For Chalice Christian Church in Virginia Beach, VA, it all started with t-shirts. A conversation over ordering t-shirts for a church event led to an employee at the t-shirt company requesting to use the church for their local South Korean group’s cultural school on Saturdays. Church leaders decided that although they were happy to share […]

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Posted on March 16, 2018
Filed under: Congregations