Disciples News Service

Pension Fund awarded Lilly Grant to research clergy financial literacy, economic stress

02/16/15

Lilly Endowment has awarded a $50,000 planning grant to Pension Fund of the Christian Church in order to study the financial knowledge and economic stresses facing pastors. The results of the planning process could lead to an implementation grant request of up to $1 million to support programs that enhance financial skills for effective leadership,...

Moral injury and “American Sniper”

02/16/15

This article originally appeared in an issue of the Pacific Southwest Region's newsletter Feb. 4, 2015. Mile Marker #62: Moral Injury by Rev. Susan Gonzales-Dewey, Co-regional Minister, Pacific Southwest Happy are those who work for peace; God will call them his children! – Mathew 5:9 Last week the PSWR supported a conference on Moral Injury/Soul Repair....

Greater Kansas City region opens regional minister search

01/28/15

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Greater Kansas City is seeking to call an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to the position of Regional Minister.  A Regional Profile and Position Description are posted on http://kcdisciples.org/  All applicants are required to provide updated search and call paper work in order to be...

Religious leaders urge the United States, in coordination with the Quartet, to present a framework for negotiating a two-state peace agreement

01/22/15

National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East Website: www.nili-mideastpeace.org January 22, 2015 Contact: Ron Young (425) 327-7545 Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders of twenty-five national religious organizations delivered a letter to President Obama yesterday urging “a renewed, determined U.S. effort, in coordination with the Quartet, to work with Israel and the Palestinian Authority...

Council on Christian Unity seeks president elect

01/20/15

The Board of Directors of the Council on Christian Unity announces the job opening for President-Elect. Interested applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest and resume with the names and contact information for four references (including a Regional Minister for pastors or a congregational pastor for lay people). Applicants may send this information...

Consultation explores the meaning and practice of “believers baptism” for the future unity of the church

01/19/15

News release provided by participant Robert K. Welsh A three-day consultation took place in Kingston, Jamaica, in early January, 2015, involving representatives from six different “believers baptism” church traditions to share their understandings and practices of baptism and to explore how their thinking has changed in light of the emerging theological convergence on baptism and...

Watkins joins faith leaders expressing disappointment in House actions

01/15/15

National religious leaders speak out against House anti-immigrant vote  by Sidney Traynham, CWS Global WASHINGTON—National faith leaders have mobilized together to oppose the anti-immigrant vote passing the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for 2015 in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO, Church World Service: "This vote is a clear and...

Disciple leaders join call from Circle of Protection

01/15/15

Christian leaders challenge presidential candidates to focus on ending hunger, poverty Press release provided by Fito Moreno, Bread for the World, (202) 812-2223, amoreno@nullbread.org Washington, D.C., January 15, 2015 – As President Obama prepares to present his plan for his final two years in office in the annual State of the Union address next week, a group...

Improv Christmas pageant livens up season

12/22/14

by Rev. Ashley Sherard What happens when you gather some spare art supplies, borrowed Nativity costumes, Christmas carols, the scriptures and a group of really flexible church members?  An improve Christmas Pageant, that’s what!  On Saturday, December 20 Jerusalem Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) gathered for its regular worship time to share a meal and...

Why I go to church

12/19/14

WHY I GO TO CHURCH Anonymous, contributed to the Nebraska regional newsletter through the Broken Halos, a women's support group at First Christian, Weeping Water, NE (Nov. 2014) In recent years, many young adults in my generation have developed a distaste for the church. Some of the reasons are valid, some not. Other friends feel...

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