Disciples News Service

Hord Owens and Disciple pastors speak on withdrawal of status for Haitians

General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens joined a press conference Nov. 21, 2017 sponsored by America’s Voice  In addition, Dr. Philius Nicolas, pastor of the Disciples Evangelical Crusade Fishers of Men congregation, a predominately Haitian Disciple congregation in Brooklyn, NY, comments on the effect of the withdrawal on his congregants. Pastor Gabrielle Montillus of the […]

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Posted on November 21, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, From the GMP, General, General Ministries
Bible at center of games

In 1994, Pastor David Huegel was noodling over how to get his children engaged in reading the Bible. His quest led him to develop Bible Olympics. Since that time hundreds of kids and adults have participated in the meets and pumped up their Biblical literacy. Each meet of five to seven teams covers a single […]

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Posted on November 17, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, People, Regions, Youth
Celebrating a decade of Just Women magazine

Submitted by Disciples Women “This is the first chapter of an exciting new journey…join us!” With these words, written by Sheila Spencer, then Program Director for Disciples Women, the first issue of Just Women Magazine was launched in January 2009. Intended as the official resource for Disciples Women’s Ministries, and designed to reflect the quality and […]

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Filed under: General Ministries, Resources
National Convocation men’s group leads month of service

Submitted by National Convocation Disciples Men The National Convocation Disciples Men (NCDM) are spending the month of November in service to communities across the nation. Whether the efforts are building repairs, food distribution, community gardens, voter registration, prison ministry, or sports clinics, NCDM network participants are committing to at least four hours of service, with […]

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Posted on November 16, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries
Alabama minister launches candidacy for U.S. Congress

For Rev. Tabitha Isner, a congressional campaign is a logical next step in her ministry. “So much of a representative’s job is really about pastoral care – actively listening to constituents and validating the underlying anxieties and fears that motivate them. At a time when so many in society are feeling unheard, we need representatives […]

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Posted on November 13, 2017
Filed under: People
Active shooter information for congregations

From: Disciples Church Extension Fund Re: Active Shooter Preparedness Following the tragic loss of life at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, we are all reminded once again that even churches might be confronted with an active shooter situation. While we can never know when such senseless acts of violence might […]

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Posted on November 10, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Resources
Indianapolis welcomes seminarians for biennial conference

More than 30 Disciples students from 16 different seminaries converged on Indianapolis at the invitation of Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) in October. “I attended the Seminarians Conference in Indianapolis with trepidation, praying that God would show me whether the Disciples truly are ‘my people,’ and whether I am called to this tradition or […]

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Posted on November 7, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries, Higher Education, Young Adult
A word about Sutherland Springs, TX, shootings

From General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens 28 I go about in sunless gloom;     I stand up in the assembly and cry for help. 31 My lyre is turned to mourning,     and my pipe to the voice of those who weep. Job 30:28, 31(NRSV) How long will we allow high capacity guns to slaughter human beings? […]

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Disaster recovery volunteers needed

Disciples Volunteering and Week of Compassion are supporting recovery efforts in four states affected by recent floods and hurricanes. Mission opportunities are available to support disaster recovery in Missouri, West Virginia, Florida, and Texas. It’s not too late to make a difference this year and help a family return to their home before winter. Or, […]

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Posted on November 2, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries, Regions