Disciples News Service

Burton named Great River regional minister

submitted by the Great River Region Rev. Dr. Nadine Burton is the newly called Executive Regional Minister for the Great River Region.  She accepted the assignment as Interim Regional Minister in September 2015. Having worked in a variety of roles, Dr. Burton came highly qualified.  Over the past year, she provided spiritual and administrative oversight […]

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Posted on January 9, 2017
Filed under: General, People, Regions
Financial ministries affirm commitment to socially responsible investing

The boards of the three major financial ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) have unanimously endorsed a proposed General Assembly resolution that acknowledges and affirms the Disciples’ historic commitment to socially responsible investing. The resolution, approved by the boards of Christian Church Foundation, Disciples Church Extension Fund and Pension Fund of the Christian […]

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Posted on January 3, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
Southwest region opens search for regional minister

The Southwest Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a region of  32,625 participating members across over 400 congregations in New Mexico, Texas, the panhandle of Oklahoma, and Liberal, KS, is searching for a Regional Minister who: Embodies and articulates a strong identity as a Disciple of Christ. Understands and encourages the missions of […]

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Posted on December 30, 2016
Filed under: General, General Church Positions, Regions
Grateful response from German partners

Note: Our Global Ministries staff for the Middle East and Europe, Dr. Peter Makari, sent word to German partners of our support after the truck attack at the Christmas market in Berlin. This is their response. From: Dressler, Birgit Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2016 7:30 AM To: Peter Makari Subject: AW: Thoughts, prayers, and solidarity […]

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Posted on December 22, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Overseas Ministries
Celebrating history: National Convocation

by Timothy James and Communication Ministries staff The National Convocation (NC) is a ministry of Disciples’ African-American constituency that has evolved in the Disciples by way of struggle and determination. Leaders of the NC often say, “We go way back.”  Their Disciple spiritual ancestors were part of the early congregations on the frontier, at Cane […]

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Posted on December 20, 2016
Filed under: General, Office of the General Minister and President
Disciples Home Missions president to retire August 2017

The Rev. Dr. Ron Degges, president of Disciples Home Missions, announced his retirement effective Aug. 31, 2017. A search committee had its inaugural meeting Dec. 5-6, 2016. More details will follow. This is the text of Degges’ announcement to the November DHM board meeting in Washington, D.C: In his President’s Report to the Board of […]

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Posted on December 14, 2016
Filed under: Uncategorized
Book of essays in the works to honor Craddock

In a forthcoming book being put together by André Resner and Mike Graves, a dozen scholars will honor the gifts of Rev. Dr. Fred Craddock in a collection of essays titled What’s Right with Preaching Today? In addition to the essays, the volume will feature a collection of personal remembrances, which we invite anyone (clergy […]

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Filed under: General, Obituaries, People
Statement of condolence for Istanbul, Cairo

Dec. 12, 2016   Download PDF It was with horror and sadness that we witnessed bomb attacks in Cairo and Istanbul this weekend.  We extend our deepest condolences and prayers to the families of those killed, and we fervently pray for the health and healing of the injured.  We offer our support and solidarity for […]

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Partnerships for peace

A small congregation with a large building cared a lot about peace in a California city better known for violence. Then they realized they could turn their building into a peace hub. Now 12 peace groups have office space there, and 40 organizations partner with them in addressing violence, economic injustice and more! Last week, over […]

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Posted on December 1, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries