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Chaplaincy Endorser needed

JOB TITLE: Chaplaincy Endorsement Officer SUMMARY: The Chaplaincy Endorsement Officer is responsible for two specific types of services to ministers of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ): Endorsement – screening applicants for endorsement to all branches of military service, to all phases of Institutional Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counselors; Pastoral Care and oversight to all endorsed […]

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Posted on November 16, 2016
Filed under: General, General Church Positions
A statement of gratitude to Native Americans and First Peoples

from the Justice Table In Utah, a coalition of five tribes have a proposal on the table to assist the Department of the Interior with the management of Bears Ears Wildlife Refuge, a proposed project awaiting federal approval. And in the far north, the Gwich’in people are advocating for protection of the Arctic National Wildlife […]

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Administrative Committee meets in Indy

Oct. 28-29, 2016 Mission First! The Mission First! pilot continues to move along according to plan. By Nov. 12, more than 80 face-to-face Mission Gatherings will have taken place. Data from more than 2,100 surveys is being prepared for the work of the Mission Council Dec. 2-4 in Dallas, TX. Reports Progress reports from task […]

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Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries announces search chair

Hermanos y Hermanas de la Obra Hispana: (in English below) Reciban un cordial saludo de la Oficina Central Pastoral para Ministerios Hispanos y su Junta Directiva. Como todos sabemos nuestra Obra Hispana tiene una Pastora Nacional Interina la cual fue seleccionada y presentada en nuestra reciente Asamblea de la Confraternidad Hispana y Bilingüe 2016 en […]

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Chaplaincy endorser to retire

On June 28, 2005, Chaplaincy Endorsement Officer Steven Doan began his employment with the Division of Homeland Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) dba Disciples Home Missions. For over 12 years, Steve has captured the heart and spirit of those who serve in specialized ministries to all branches of military service – Active Duty, […]

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Kentucky congregation involved in building bridges

Racism rears its ugly head everywhere, but in along the Ohio river, two congregations and their pastors are doing their part to build some community understanding. When the Ashland (KY) NAACP chapter approached city leaders to work on the issue of racism in the town of about 21,000, New Hope Missionary Baptist’s Rev. Stanley McDonald […]

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Posted on November 1, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, Regions
Regional minister offers thoughts on Moral Revival

by Rev. Richard L. Spleth, regional minister of the Christian Church in Indiana Originally in The Indianapolis Star Oct. 9, 2016 On Monday, Oct. 3, Rev. Dr. William Barber II of North Carolina came to Indianapolis to attempt to help our state repair the breach in our society.  Accompanied by Rev. James Forbes, Rev. Traci […]

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Posted on October 25, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Regions
North American Ecumenists explore wider implications of ‘Commemoration’

submitted by Rev. Dr. Robert Welsh The North American Academy of Ecumenists (NAAE) held its annual conference at the Candler School of Theology in Atlanta (Rev. Dr. Jan Love, Dean) in late September, meeting under the theme “‘Commemorating’ the Reformation: Churches Looking Together Toward 2017 – and Beyond.” Through presentations and conversations, about forty members […]

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Posted on October 24, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, People