Disciples News Service

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
Holy Week 2017: Joint statement on the Middle East

April 10, 2017                                                                                  Download PDF “As Jesus was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen….  As he came near and saw the city [of Jerusalem], he wept […]

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Climate protection rollbacks threaten God’s creation and the most vulnerable

On March 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review and possibly repeal the Clean Power Plan and carbon pollution standards for new power plants. The executive order takes aim at several important climate change protections intended to safeguard God’s creation and public health. Rev. Dr. […]

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Posted on April 6, 2017
Filed under: Sharon's Blog
Senior accountant sought

JOB TITLE:  Senior Accountant ORGANIZATION NAME: Office of General Minister and President DEPARTMENT: Treasury Services SUPERVISED BY: Vice President for Finance JOB CLASSIFICATION: Full Time SUMMARY: The Office of the General Minister and President (OGMP) seeks a qualified candidate with a bachelor’s degree in accounting or another finance field.  The full-time, exempt position, reporting to […]

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Posted on April 3, 2017
Filed under: General Church Positions
Children Worship and Wonder Coordinator

April 3, 2017 POSITION TITLE:  Coordinator of Children Worship and Wonder for Family and                                 Children’s Ministry The Division of Homeland Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) dba Disciples Home Missions CONTRACT FOR SERVICES Providing Services on behalf of DHM (Division of Homeland Ministries) as:                   Disciples Family & Children’s Ministry as […]

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Filed under: General Church Positions
Week of Compassion development officer

JOB TITLE: Minister for Disciples Development DEPARTMENT: Office of General Minister and President/Week of Compassion SUPERVISED BY: Executive Director of Week of Compassion JOB CLASSIFICATION: Part Time, Exempt SUMMARY: Week of Compassion, the relief, refugee and development mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is seeking a Minister for Disciples Development to work […]

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Oklahoma church supports healthy lifestyle

by Rev. Aaron Todd, special correspondent Nestled near the shore of Lake Overholser on the southwestern side of Oklahoma City, Western Oaks Christian Church has been actively serving it’s community since 1964. However, like many congregations, the people of WOCC become increasingly aware of the shifting cultural, social, and theological landscape that has altered the […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, General, People
Garden just keeps growing and growing

At the border of New Mexico and Texas, the Jardin de Milagros grows more than 90,000 pounds of fresh produce each year and gleans another 90K in an effort to offer fresh, healthy food to the Kelley Memorial Food Pantry in El Paso for people who are food insecure. On just three acres, Jerry and […]

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Posted on March 27, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, General
Historical society to offer lectures

A Day with Jerry Rushford Saturday, April 22, 2017 Bethany Memorial Church Bethany, WV 26032 You are invited to join the Disciples of Christ Historical Society for two lectures by historian Dr. Jerry Rushford, Director of the Jerry Rushford Center for Research on Churches of Christ and the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement, Pepperdine University.  For more […]

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Posted on March 21, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, Higher Education