Disciples News Service

Hord Owens nominated for General Minister and President

Chair of the General Minister and President Search Committee Jackie Bunch presented the name of Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens to the General Board for forwarding the the General Assembly for a vote on Sunday, July 9, in Indianapolis. The result of a lengthy process that began with a survey last spring, Hord Owens was […]

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When disaster strikes many Disciples ministries invest in recovery

by Disciples Church Extension Fund staff When Rowlett First Christian Church leaders started checking on members Dec. 26, 2015, after a massive tornado tore through the North Texas community, it was a harrowing experience. “I got a text from one of the elders standing at a corner about three blocks from my house who said […]

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Posted on February 20, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, Regions, Resources
Trinity-Brazos area of Southwest Region seeks area minister of connectio

TRINITY-BRAZOS AREA The Trinity-Brazos Area of the Southwest Region is accepting resumes/profiles for the part-time Minister of Connection position. Candidates should be ordained ministers in good standing with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and have ministerial experience with individual congregations. Resumes/profiles should be submitted to Rev. Dr. Kyle Dennis (TBA Moderator and Search Committee […]

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Posted on February 14, 2017
Filed under: General, General Church Positions, Regions
Central Rocky Mountain Region calls executive regional minister

On February 4, 2017, the Board of the Central Rocky Mountain Region unanimously voted to call the Rev. Joan Bell-Haynes to serve as its Executive Regional Minister. Bell-Haynes comes to the CRMR from United Christian Parish of Reston, an ecumenical congregation comprised of four denominations, where she has served since 2005 as co-pastor. Bell-Haynes is […]

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Filed under: General, People, Regions
Communication Coordinator sought

Position Announcement Communication Coordinator Communication Ministries, Office of the General Minister and President Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada 1099 N. Meridian St., Ste. 700 Indianapolis, IN 46204 Communication Ministries serves the whole Church as part of the Office of General Minister and President. The staff of Communication Ministries is […]

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Hispanic national pastor search begins

CONVOCATORIA PARA LA PLAZA DE: PASTOR/A NACIONAL PARA MINISTERIOS HISPANOS Announcement of the Search Process for the National Pastor for Hispanic Ministries Se aceptarán solicitudes hasta el 30 de junio de 2017. No se aceptarán  solicitudes incompletas. Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Educación y Experiencia mínima: […]

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Posted on February 3, 2017
Filed under: General, General Church Positions, General Ministries
Mid-America region opens ministry team position searches

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Mid-America, Inc., a 20,000 participating member region with over 240 congregations in Missouri and 3 congregations in western Illinois, is searching for two members of its four-member Regional Minister Team. Qualifications: • An ordained minister with standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) • Enough congregational experience […]

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Posted on February 1, 2017
Filed under: General, General Church Positions, Regions
Disciples Home Missions opens search for president

The Board of Directors of Disciples Home Missions, a general ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) announces the opening for the position of President of Disciples Home Missions. The Board is seeking a dynamic leader for the ministry who will oversee program development in the areas of faith formation, leadership development, congregational transformation, […]

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Thoughts regarding our call to welcome

In a January 27 statement published by Church World Service in response to President Donald Trump’s Executive Order regarding refugees, I offered these thoughts…… “Disciples communities around the nation are eager to help and to welcome refugees. As the first faith movement founded on the American frontier, our members remember deeply the characteristics of independence, […]

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Posted on January 27, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Assembly, Sharon's Blog
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