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College Chaplains’ Summit

The College Chaplain’s Summit is designed especially for those who work alongside our college students in college and campus ministry settings. The event is tailored for college chaplains and campus ministers working with Disciples-related programs and ministries. In the spirit of ecumenism, it is of course open to other denominations and affiliations as well. Our […]

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Posted on May 29, 2018
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Disciples speaking out this spring

Disciples have been getting up and out into their communities a lot in the last few weeks. Issues including gun violence, racism, poverty, and education have all motivated action from congregations coast to coast. Here is just a sample of activities to show the breadth of Disciples responses. March for Our Lives  |  Act to […]

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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
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
A letter to the Church re: violence

from members* of the College of Regional Ministers and the Cabinet of General Ministries June 2016 In times of trouble, people of faith call upon God in prayer (Psalm 61:1-2) In these days, we pray for the families and friends of the 49 women and men killed and 53 wounded  – mostly LGBTQ Latinos and […]

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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
A Pastoral Letter and Call to Action:  Journey to Ferguson

Lent 2015 In the six months following the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teenager, by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, many of us have struggled to understand what we see on television, in newspapers, and through social media and the internet. Not reported or highlighted, is the involvement of churches and […]

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Higher Education and Leadership Ministries calls transitional president

Recognizing a transitional point in the life of its witness and ministry, the board of directors of Higher Education and Leadership Ministries(HELM) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has called the Rev. Bernard “Chris” Dorsey to serve as its next president effective Aug. 1. A dynamic and creative leader, Dorsey is currently an Assistant Professor […]

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Posted on July 17, 2014
Filed under: General Ministries, Higher Education