Disciples News Service

2017 marks milestones in National Convocation history

The 2017 General Assembly marks several significant milestones in the history of the denomination’s relationship with the National Convocation, a movement of collaboration for African-American congregations and leaders. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Christian Missionary Convention (now the National Convocation), a group of African-American churches, brought together by […]

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Posted on June 6, 2017
Filed under: General Assembly, General Ministries
Refugee & Immigrant ‘Welcome Sunday’ is June 18

Disciples Home Missions’ Refugee and Immigration Ministries (RIM) invites congregations to participate in Refugee and Immigrant Welcome Sunday on June 18, 2017. This event is an occasion for congregations to celebrate their community’s welcome for refugees and immigrants. RIM provides a toolkit of resources for joining this celebration on their website, including the following: Join […]

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Posted on May 30, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries
Disciples of Christ Historical Society to call new President

The called leader will head this important and fiscally secure General Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) into a bright future of serving the Stone-Campbell Movement and the ecumenical church. The Disciples of Christ Historical Society, located in Bethany, West Virginia, seeks to call a steward to be our next President. The called […]

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Posted on May 23, 2017
Filed under: General Church Positions, General Ministries
Disciples Home Missions calls Chaplains Endorsing Officer

Submitted by Disciples Home Missions It is with excitement and anticipation that The Rev. Ronald J. Degges, President, Disciples Home Missions, happily announces the appointment of Rev. Thomas Yates as the Disciples Chaplains Association Endorsing Officer. Following graduation from high school, Yates enlisted and served in the US Air Force Reserve as a Chaplain Services […]

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Foundation honors couple, church

A Keokuk, IA, couple and a Georgia congregation will be recognized with separate awards from the Christian Church Foundation’s Board of Directors. The Board: Named Richard and Dolores Lofton of Keokuk as recipients of the Foundation’s Harry T. Ice Distinguished Service Award for outstanding service and philanthropy to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The […]

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Posted on May 4, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, People
California church creates connections for seniors

by Rev. Aaron Todd, special correspondent For years, the people of First Christian Church have sensed a call to enhance the ministry to the senior adults in their congregation and community. After an extended period of waiting and prayer, they received just the gift they needed in order for them to be able to put […]

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Filed under: Congregations, General
HELM hosts summit of education leaders

On April 20 and 21, 2017 Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) hosted a historic summit gathering of leaders, staff and faculty from colleges and universities related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Participants gathered to discuss what it means to be a Disciples-related school as well as to identify opportunities for working together […]

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Posted on April 24, 2017
Filed under: General, General Ministries, Higher Education
Church ‘disrupts the system’ of predatory lending

by Rev. Aaron Todd, special correspondent Fresh off a year that brought a sense of financial comfort and security,  the people of Chalice Christian Church in Gilbert, AZ, began asking a question of themselves: “How can we leverage our resources to benefit our neighbors?” Chalice Christian Church has long been a congregation dedicated the cause […]

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Posted on April 17, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General
Position opening: Area executive for Global Ministries

Area Executive for East Asia & the Pacific, Application Closes: April 30, 2017   Ministry Team Partner Relations Reports To Executive Minister FLSA Status Exempt Salary Grade 9 Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Category National and Global Ministries, Cleveland, Ohio Description GENERAL PURPOSE OF POSITION:  Administer the East Asia & the Pacific Office of the Common Global Ministries […]

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Posted on April 11, 2017
Filed under: General Church Positions, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries