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The Poor People’s Campaign led by Rev. Dr. William Barber, III (far right in the image above) is gaining traction. With articles in both The Christian Century and The Guardian, as well as other outlets, the call for moral revival is highlighting the reality of many living on the margins. The campaign calls for healing of […]

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Posted on October 25, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Assembly, People
Home started at General Assembly completed for local family

At the 2017 General Assembly in Indianapolis, IN, Disciples served in many ways. One of those mission projects was constructing panels for a Habitat for Humanity home. After the Assembly, these panels were transported to the Indiana State Fairgrounds, where more volunteers completed the project. Just recently, the full structure was moved to the foundation […]

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Posted on October 19, 2017
Filed under: General Assembly
Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries reimagines identity

For Rev. Lori Tapia, interim national pastor for the Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries (CPOHM), there is no time to waste. Although the office has existed in some form since 1981, first as Disciples Home Missions’ Hispanic Binational/Bilingual Fellowship, and then as an independent ministry since 1992, the last five years have been different. […]

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Posted on September 25, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries
One bag of tea, one conversation, one relationship

Submitted by Reconciliation Ministry Across our denomination, there are congregations meeting weekly, spreading the Gospel and doing mission in their communities, but how many of these congregations know each other? God created us to live in relationship and community. We can’t deny it – we need each other, and we need relationships. We cannot be […]

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Posted on September 20, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, 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
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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Posted on November 8, 2016
Filed under: General, General Church Positions, General Ministries, People
Summary report available from Administrative Committee meeting

The Administrative Committee of the General Board met in Indianapolis in April. A summary report of the work of the committee is available in PDF form  (Covenant Journal April 2016) for download or reading online. One of the General Board reports received was the Recommendations of the Task Force on Eliminating Racist Language from Governing […]

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#DOCWeAreOne – Let’s show it

Jordan “JD” White saw something he didn’t like and decided to do something about it in the fall of 2015. “Seeing the divisions that we have, and my generation becoming less connected or being too busy for God, I saw that we have a problem.” With the help of his friends from committees, church camp […]

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Posted on February 26, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Assembly, Youth
Letter from Sharon Watkins, Rick Spleth on Indiana’s LGBT legislation

Many of you have been watching as the Indiana legislature once again took up the questions raised by last spring’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. You may recall that Governor Mike Pence signed a law that within a week was “fixed” due to the negative reaction from people of faith, businesses, convention planners and the general citizenry of the state. The revision made clear that it could not be used for purposes of discrimination.

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RFRA follow-up letter sent to Indiana governor

April 24, 2015 The Honorable Michael R. Pence Governor of the State of Indiana 200 W. Washington Street, Room 206 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 Governor Pence: We have seen the huge new banner in the Indianapolis airport proclaiming “Indy Welcomes All.” We read in the Indianapolis Star that you declared on April 14, “I think the […]

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