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Leaders speak out about section of US tax bill before Congress

 Letter to Congress December 8, 2017 To: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and all members of the United States Congress As leaders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we are opposed to the proposal in the current version of the tax bill before Congress to revoke the Johnson Amendment. We […]

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Posted on December 8, 2017
Filed under: General, General Ministries, Office of the General Minister and President
Puerto Rico’s Disciples welcome leaders

Week of Compassion video report General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens and leaders of several Disciples ministries traveled to Puerto Rico after Thanksgiving to show solidarity with the Iglesia Cristiana (Discipulos de Cristo) en Puerto Rico in response to Hurricane Maria. The visit included a specially called meeting of the Joint Commission of the […]

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Disciples Church Extension Fund/Hope seek marketing staff

Church Extension Financial and Missional Resources of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) DIRECTOR OF MARKETING To provide strategic leadership in the marketing efforts of Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF) and Hope Partnership in ways that reflect the ministries’ strategic plans, goals, core values, vision, and mission. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Strategist who sets the […]

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Active shooter information for congregations

From: Disciples Church Extension Fund Re: Active Shooter Preparedness Following the tragic loss of life at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, we are all reminded once again that even churches might be confronted with an active shooter situation. While we can never know when such senseless acts of violence might […]

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Posted on November 10, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Resources
Peace in the midst of the storm

Submitted by Global Ministries “This morning when I went out to the patio of my home I looked at an old familiar oak tree. I had never seen him so bare of leaves and branches. The winds of the hurricane left him like this. Before the hurricane, it was always green and its flowers were beautiful. […]

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Posted on October 4, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries, Resources
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
Financial ministries affirm commitment to socially responsible investing

The boards of the three major financial ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) have unanimously endorsed a proposed General Assembly resolution that acknowledges and affirms the Disciples’ historic commitment to socially responsible investing. The resolution, approved by the boards of Christian Church Foundation, Disciples Church Extension Fund and Pension Fund of the Christian […]

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Posted on January 3, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
pastor at storefront
Florida church reinvents itself through partnerships with general ministries

By Jim Cullumber, Christian Church Foundation The Disciples of Christ presence in Naples, FL, is much different today: Instead of meeting in a 22,000 square foot traditional church structure, 60 to 70 worshippers gather in a 5,500-square-foot mall storefront that formerly housed a piano gallery on the north side of Naples. Instead of the patter […]

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Posted on May 4, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People
Hal Watkins passes away

Harold R. Watkins, president emeritus of Board of Church Extension (now known as Disciples Church Extension Fund) died on Dec. 2, 2015. A graduate of Bethany College, Bethany, WV and College of the Bible (now Lexington Theological Seminary), Lexington, KY, Hal began his career serving as organizing pastor of Park Avenue Christian Church, Tucson, AZ, […]

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Posted on December 4, 2015
Filed under: General Ministries, Obituaries, People