Disciples News Service

SOIL event digs deeper into climate and justice issues

by Rev. Scott Hardin-Nieri, Associate Minister of Green Chalice Spiritual Opportunities for Intentional Living (SOIL) kicked off its first intergenerational conference at Christmount in Black Mountain, NC, with 35 participants aging from 12-80 years old, from places like Bowling Green, KY, Nashville, TN, and Nairobi, Kenya. This Ecology, Spirituality, and Justice Conference explored the landscape of faith through the lens […]

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Posted on August 23, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries
Southwest Region names new regional minister

From the Christian Church in the Southwest moderator, Jeff Billings – I am excited to give you the following report on the status of our efforts to find the next Regional Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Southwest. Before beginning this search, your Search Committee sought input from individuals and congregations […]

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Posted on August 22, 2017
Filed under: General, People, Regions
Kentucky church’s “Goat Jar” inspires generosity

Clintonville Christian Church, in Paris, Kentucky, is always looking for ways to expand its mission. The congregation has about 70 worshippers on average. Back in the spring, the Christian Education Ministry Team had their first planning meeting for the summer’s Vacation Bible School, to decide on a themed curriculum and create a corresponding mission project. […]

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Posted on August 15, 2017
Filed under: Congregations
North Carolina to call new Regional Minister

submitted by Search Committee for NC Regional Minister   REGION OF NORTH CAROLINA PROFILE I’M GOING TO CAROLINA In my mind I’m gone to Carolina Can’t you see the sunshine? Can’t you just feel the moonshine? Ain’t it just like a friend of mine To hit me from behind? Yes, I’m gone to Carolina in […]

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Posted on August 10, 2017
Filed under: Regions
National experts join Leadership Academy to share experience

“One trait that I look for in any good coach is someone who is able to say, ‘I have been in your shoes…made lots of mistakes, but ultimately succeeded,’” says Jim Griffith, Founder of Griffith Coaching and nationally renowned author of “Ten Most Common Mistakes New Starts Make.” Griffith will join an all-star lineup of […]

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Posted on August 7, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries
Disciples receive stewardship study

by Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, Minister for Faith and Giving What, exactly, does it mean that the General Assembly unanimously voted to accept the Stewardship Study Document (GA-1732)? Actually, that depends on you. The document itself becomes a historical marker for how we Disciples (those voting in the Assembly) think biblically and theologically about stewardship and […]

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Posted on August 2, 2017
Filed under: General Assembly, General Ministries
Churchwide Healthcare Benefit Trust seeks healthcare zones

From President Todd Adams, Pension Fund The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has the opportunity to partner with national healthcare benefits firm Gravie, which will create healthcare zones (“Healthcare Zones” or “Zones”) based on groups of church employees and their families.  These Healthcare Zones may or may not be based on our current regional structure, […]

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Posted on July 17, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries
Disciples make a difference in Indianapolis

by Kurt Gwartney for Communication Ministries As lightning sparked across the early morning sky and rain fell in buckets, General Assembly volunteers created their own thunder inside the Indiana Convention Center as the sound of nails pounding into lumber rang out, transforming boards into the walls of a Habitat for Humanity home. The home construction […]

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Posted on July 12, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly