Disciples News Service

Archive: May 2016

Historical society names interim executive director

The Disciples of Christ Historical Society has called John M. Imbler as Interim Executive Director, beginning June 13, 2016. Through its relocation from Nashville (TN) and settlement in Bethany (WV) and the restructuring of its organization, Imbler will provide transitional leadership in a deployed capacity. A multi-generational Disciples of Christ and life member of the […]

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Posted on May 31, 2016
Filed under: General, General Ministries, People
Honoring the Divine and each other

by Whitney Waller-Cole Creekwood Christian Church in Flower Mound, TX, is a congregation that seeks to live boldly as Christ calls us to love God and love neighbor. Interfaith partnership and friendship has been a huge part of our work and witness to love our neighbors and God well. We have held prayer services with different […]

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Posted on May 30, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Family & Children, General
Hispanic pastors hosted by Lexington Theological

A note of appreciation from Interim National Pastor William Almodovar We celebrate Lexington Theological Seminary and Obra Hispana for initiating their Certificate for Hispanic Ministries program at the seminary facilities in Kentucky. They had a total of 42 students as their first group and were there from May 23 to May 27 of this year.  […]

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Posted on May 25, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, Higher Education
US faith leaders call for just peace in Columbia

May 23, 2016 Dear President Obama and Members of the U.S. Congress: We write to you as leaders of religious communities and faith-based organizations who share a common hope — a just peace for all Colombian people. We are greatly encouraged by the advances in negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas. Although […]

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Disciples Volunteering partnering across continent

Disciples Volunteering’s disaster response ministries and related host Mission Stations continue to evolve as a core collaborative ministry. In Taylor, TX, DV has partnered with the United Church of Christ’s Disaster Ministries and local leadership to support the recovery from flooding that occurred in May 2015; that response is expected to end in June. Meanwhile, […]

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Posted on May 6, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, Regions
U.S. denominations send letter about arms to Congress

May 5, 2016 Dear Honorable Members of Congress, As people of faith, we are deeply grieved by the violence, displacement, and abrogation of human rights playing out in the Middle East today. We believe the role of U.S. military assistance and arms trade is a major factor in fueling a downward spiral of militarization, dehumanization, […]

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pastor at storefront
Florida church reinvents itself through partnerships with general ministries

By Jim Cullumber, Christian Church Foundation The Disciples of Christ presence in Naples, FL, is much different today: Instead of meeting in a 22,000 square foot traditional church structure, 60 to 70 worshippers gather in a 5,500-square-foot mall storefront that formerly housed a piano gallery on the north side of Naples. Instead of the patter […]

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Posted on May 4, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People