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Winter Talk 2018

The fifth annual Winter Talk is a three-day conversation on the Christian Doctrine of Discovery and Indigenous Justice, and how both influence Disciple theology and polity.  Hosted by Yakama Christian Mission’s Council and Brite Divinity School, Winter Talk is dedicated to furthering the conversation on the Christian Doctrine of Discovery and its dismantling. Winter Talk […]

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Posted on January 8, 2018
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Indianapolis welcomes seminarians for biennial conference

More than 30 Disciples students from 16 different seminaries converged on Indianapolis at the invitation of Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) in October. “I attended the Seminarians Conference in Indianapolis with trepidation, praying that God would show me whether the Disciples truly are ‘my people,’ and whether I am called to this tradition or […]

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Posted on November 7, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries, Higher Education, Young Adult
Brite open house for prospective students

Brite Divinity School is hosting an open house on Tuesday, October 24. The event includes a continental breakfast; greetings from President Newell Williams and Dean Joretta Marshall; faculty teaching modules; information sessions about degree programs, field education and supervised ministry, and financial aid; chapel worship with Dr. Namsoon Kang preaching; a Community Conversation lunch with […]

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Posted on October 24, 2017
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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
Disciples of Christ Historical Society dedicates building

Photos and story courtesy of Rebecca Rose, Bethany College director of communications BETHANY, W.Va. – The Disciples of Christ Historical Society hosted a building dedication and blessing to celebrate its new home at Bethany College on Saturday, Sept. 10. The new location is adjacent to the grounds of the Campbell Mansion and Renner Visitor Center […]

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Posted on September 13, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries
Report on Roman Catholic dialogue event June 2016

CATHOLICS AND DISCIPLES OF CHRIST COMMISSION FOR DIALOGUE Calgary, AB, Canada June 17-22, 2016 The Fourth Session of the Fifth Phase of the Disciples of Christ-Roman Catholic International Commission for Dialogue took place in Calgary, AB, Canada, from June 17-22, 2016. The general theme for the present phase of dialogue is “Christians Formed and Transformed […]

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Posted on July 1, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries
NAPAD to meet in California this summer

The call “Be Reconciled in Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:18-20) The event 19th Biennial North American Pacific/Asian Disciples Convocation The time Aug. 3-6, 2016 The place Sunnyvale, CA (near San Jose) Keynoted by the Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah of North Park Theological Seminary, an expert in evangelism and urban ministry, the NAPAD Convocation begins on Wednesday, […]

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Posted on June 6, 2016
Filed under: General, General Ministries
Disciples, Catholics continue dialogue

Press Release provided by Council on Christian Unity President Robert Welsh CATHOLICS AND DISCIPLES OF CHRIST COMMISSION FOR DIALOGUE Bethany, WV,  19-24 June 2015 The Third Session of the Fifth Phase of the Disciples of Christ-Roman Catholic International Commission for Dialogue took place in Bethany, West Virginia, from the 19th to 24th of June 2015. […]

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Posted on June 29, 2015
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries
Meet our (Cuban) family

I’d like to introduce you to some of our partners – brothers and sisters in Christ – who I had the pleasure of meeting in Cuba.

Meet Mercedes of the Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection. Eighty some years old and still going strong. She’s always been strong. After the Cuban Revolution many pastors fled – or were forced – from the country. At her church in the city now called Juan Gualberto Gomez, she was the only one left. A leader from the seminary came through and asked her, “Do you want to close the church?” She answered, “Close the church! Of course not. I’m here. We’ll build the church!” And she has. Today there is a small but thriving congregation there providing spiritual nurture and meeting physical needs of poor people in the town. Mercedes makes clear in word and deed: Christians serve a God of resurrection and of life.

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Posted on May 29, 2014
Filed under: Sharon's Blog