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Building an Inclusive Church Training

Using the Building an Inclusive Church Toolkit, this workshop will provide the tools that empower congregations to create a grace filled, respectful process towards becoming Open & Affirming, a process uniquely designed for each congregation’s specific needs. This day-long workshop will provide in-depth and hands on training in the tools of Graceful Engagement, One to One Conversations, Storytelling, Framing, and more. These tools are […]

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Posted on September 8, 2018
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Building an Inclusive Church Toolkit Training

Using the Building an Inclusive Church Toolkit, this workshop will provide the tools that empower congregations to create a grace filled, respectful process towards becoming Open & Affirming, a process uniquely designed for each congregation’s specific needs. This day-long workshop will provide in-depth and hands on training in the tools of Graceful Engagement, One to One Conversations, Storytelling, Framing, and more. These tools are […]

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Posted on June 9, 2018
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Building an Inclusive Church workshop

The Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance is offering a Building an Inclusive Church Toolkit Training at Compton Heights Christian Church in St. Louis on Saturday, Nov. 4. Using the Building an Inclusive Church Toolkit, this workshop will provide the tools that empower congregations to create a grace filled, respectful process towards becoming Open & Affirming, a process uniquely […]

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Posted on November 4, 2017
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Several Disciples pastors sign on to amicus brief

An interfaith coalition led by the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Religious Institute has submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in support of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Several Disciples pastors have signed on to the brief re: LGBTQ rights. General Minister and President Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens said, “As a faith […]

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Posted on October 31, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General
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Social Witness task force has first meeting

by William Bauzo, Jeff Goodier and Dean Phelps From February 5-7, 2016, 21 members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) met as the Social Witness Task Force in Indianapolis. This group was formed in response to GA-1524 which called for “the Office of General Minister and President, Disciples Home Missions, Division of Overseas Ministries, […]

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Posted on February 19, 2016
Filed under: General Assembly, Office of the General Minister and President
General Assembly task forces working through the biennium

Most folks recognize that the staff of the general Church continues working beyond each general assembly, but there are also dozens of volunteers who are working behind the scenes. Moderators, board members and task force members are meeting now to bring proposals forward that will affect the life and work of the Church for years […]

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Posted on February 3, 2016
Filed under: General, General Assembly, Office of the General Minister and President