Disciples News Service

Archive: January 2015

What keeps me at it

This blog was written for Lexington Theological Seminary’s Ministry Life Choices Initiative and published Jan. 28, 2015 The first time I recognized the lag was some time into pastoring my first congregation. The sermons were getting harder to germinate. The typical grousing of a family church – where the families did not always get along – […]

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Posted on January 28, 2015
Filed under: Uncategorized
Greater Kansas City region opens regional minister search

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Greater Kansas City is seeking to call an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to the position of Regional Minister.  A Regional Profile and Position Description are posted on http://kcdisciples.org/  All applicants are required to provide updated search and call paper work in order to be […]

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Filed under: Congregations, General, Regions
Religious leaders urge the United States, in coordination with the Quartet, to present a framework for negotiating a two-state peace agreement

National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East Website: www.nili-mideastpeace.org January 22, 2015 Contact: Ron Young (425) 327-7545 Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders of twenty-five national religious organizations delivered a letter to President Obama yesterday urging “a renewed, determined U.S. effort, in coordination with the Quartet, to work with Israel and the Palestinian Authority […]

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Posted on January 22, 2015
Filed under: Ecumenical, Office of the General Minister and President
Council on Christian Unity seeks president elect

The Board of Directors of the Council on Christian Unity announces the job opening for President-Elect. Interested applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest and resume with the names and contact information for four references (including a Regional Minister for pastors or a congregational pastor for lay people). Applicants may send this information […]

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Consultation explores the meaning and practice of “believers baptism” for the future unity of the church

News release provided by participant Robert K. Welsh A three-day consultation took place in Kingston, Jamaica, in early January, 2015, involving representatives from six different “believers baptism” church traditions to share their understandings and practices of baptism and to explore how their thinking has changed in light of the emerging theological convergence on baptism and […]

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Posted on January 19, 2015
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries
Watkins joins faith leaders expressing disappointment in House actions

National religious leaders speak out against House anti-immigrant vote  by Sidney Traynham, CWS Global WASHINGTON—National faith leaders have mobilized together to oppose the anti-immigrant vote passing the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for 2015 in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO, Church World Service: “This vote is a clear and […]

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Posted on January 15, 2015
Filed under: Ecumenical, Office of the General Minister and President
Disciple leaders join call from Circle of Protection

Christian leaders challenge presidential candidates to focus on ending hunger, poverty Press release provided by Fito Moreno, Bread for the World, (202) 812-2223, amoreno@bread.org Washington, D.C., January 15, 2015 – As President Obama prepares to present his plan for his final two years in office in the annual State of the Union address next week, a group […]

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