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Hord Owens and Disciple pastors speak on withdrawal of status for Haitians

General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens joined a press conference Nov. 21, 2017 sponsored by America’s Voice  In addition, Dr. Philius Nicolas, pastor of the Disciples Evangelical Crusade Fishers of Men congregation, a predominately Haitian Disciple congregation in Brooklyn, NY, comments on the effect of the withdrawal on his congregants. Pastor Gabrielle Montillus of the […]

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Posted on November 21, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, From the GMP, General, General Ministries
Disaster recovery volunteers needed

Disciples Volunteering and Week of Compassion are supporting recovery efforts in four states affected by recent floods and hurricanes. Mission opportunities are available to support disaster recovery in Missouri, West Virginia, Florida, and Texas. It’s not too late to make a difference this year and help a family return to their home before winter. Or, […]

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Posted on November 2, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries, Regions
Disciples Mission Fund connects you to vital work

You are there when Northwest Regional Minister Rev. Sandy Messick visits First Christian Church in Anchorage, Alaska. She walks with them on your behalf, even though they are more than 2,000 miles from the nearest Disciples congregation in Bellingham, Washington. You are there when young adults like Sara Paige find their passion for service through […]

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Posted on October 30, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries, Regions
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