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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
Administrative Committee meets in Indy

Oct. 28-29, 2016 Mission First! The Mission First! pilot continues to move along according to plan. By Nov. 12, more than 80 face-to-face Mission Gatherings will have taken place. Data from more than 2,100 surveys is being prepared for the work of the Mission Council Dec. 2-4 in Dallas, TX. Reports Progress reports from task […]

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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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Summary report available from Administrative Committee meeting

The Administrative Committee of the General Board met in Indianapolis in April. A summary report of the work of the committee is available in PDF form  (Covenant Journal April 2016) for download or reading online. One of the General Board reports received was the Recommendations of the Task Force on Eliminating Racist Language from Governing […]

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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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Ferguson: One year ago

 One year ago by Rev. Dr. Timothy James, administrative secretary of the National Convocation One year ago Ferguson, Missouri was a little obscure suburban city outside of St. Louis.  It was suddenly snatched out of seclusion to national prominence when Michael Brown, an 18 year old unarmed African American male was shot and killed by Darren […]

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Posted on August 8, 2015
Filed under: General, Office of the General Minister and President