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Degges to retire after eight years at DHM

For Rev. Ron Degges, a long-held distant study of the general church inspired him to apply for a position with Disciples Home Missions (DHM) that would require him to trade southern California for central Indiana. He began his ministry with DHM in January of 2009. Now, after eight years as the president of DHM, and […]

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Posted on August 29, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries
SOIL event digs deeper into climate and justice issues

by Rev. Scott Hardin-Nieri, Associate Minister of Green Chalice Spiritual Opportunities for Intentional Living (SOIL) kicked off its first intergenerational conference at Christmount in Black Mountain, NC, with 35 participants aging from 12-80 years old, from places like Bowling Green, KY, Nashville, TN, and Nairobi, Kenya. This Ecology, Spirituality, and Justice Conference explored the landscape of faith through the lens […]

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Posted on August 23, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries
Disciples Home Missions names new president

provided by Search Committee Chair Jeremy Skaggs On July 6 the board of Disciples Home Missions (DHM) approved the call of Rev. Sotello Long as the next president of DHM. Long was introduced to the full General Assembly on July 11. Long served as the regional minister of the Christian Church in South Carolina since 2003 […]

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Posted on July 11, 2017
Filed under: General Assembly, General Ministries
Refugee & Immigrant ‘Welcome Sunday’ is June 18

Disciples Home Missions’ Refugee and Immigration Ministries (RIM) invites congregations to participate in Refugee and Immigrant Welcome Sunday on June 18, 2017. This event is an occasion for congregations to celebrate their community’s welcome for refugees and immigrants. RIM provides a toolkit of resources for joining this celebration on their website, including the following: Join […]

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Posted on May 30, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries
Disciples Home Missions calls Chaplains Endorsing Officer

Submitted by Disciples Home Missions It is with excitement and anticipation that The Rev. Ronald J. Degges, President, Disciples Home Missions, happily announces the appointment of Rev. Thomas Yates as the Disciples Chaplains Association Endorsing Officer. Following graduation from high school, Yates enlisted and served in the US Air Force Reserve as a Chaplain Services […]

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Posted on May 23, 2017
Filed under: General Church Positions, General Ministries
Celebrating history: National Convocation

by Timothy James and Communication Ministries staff The National Convocation (NC) is a ministry of Disciples’ African-American constituency that has evolved in the Disciples by way of struggle and determination. Leaders of the NC often say, “We go way back.”  Their Disciple spiritual ancestors were part of the early congregations on the frontier, at Cane […]

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Posted on December 20, 2016
Filed under: General, Office of the General Minister and President
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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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
A call for Disciples in this time of violence

July 8, 2016 Dear Church, The nation is reeling from the shock of the violent loss of lives over the last three days, which has resulted in confusion and a sense of hopelessness. Our grief for the families of the victims, for many of us, is unbearable. “Thus says the Lord, ‘A voice is heard […]

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