Disciples News Service

Archive: December 2019

General Minister & President offers New Year’s greeting

Dear Disciples – A new decade dawns and new possibilities are shooting up all over the Church. Like the stump of Jesse in Isaiah 11 above, we are seeing new energy as Disciples find ways to show up in the world. This passage from the Christmas lectionary is a model for our “movement for wholeness.” […]

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Blessing or burden: Endowment funds

by the Christian Church Foundation Endowment funds for a congregation can be a blessing or a burden. At the Christian Church Foundation, we work with church leaders to make endowment and permanent funds a blessing. A good endowment process begins with a permanent fund policy. Our development team provides resources to your leaders for the […]

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Posted on December 30, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, Resources
Disciples Mission Fund makes ministry possible

The past year was full of incredible examples our Church showing up in the world, loving our neighbors, working for justice, and sharing the gospel. This good work is made possible by your congregation’s gifts to Disciples Mission Fund (DMF). In 2019, Disciples responded to the refugee crisis around the world through partnerships fostered through […]

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Lexington Theological Seminary opens search for director of admissions

Lexington Theological Seminary is a covenant seminary of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Our mission is to prepare men and women for congregational ministry in the Christian tradition. The Seminary offers a congregation-centered, competency-based curriculum with two thirds of required and elective courses taught online. Online courses are offered year-round in short formats so […]

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Posted on December 19, 2019
Filed under: General Church Positions, Higher Education
World Convention opens search for executive director

Submitted by World Convention Executive Director Position Opening World Convention is beginning the process of seeking an Executive Director. Under the direction and guidance of our multinational Board of Directors, the person in this position is responsible for the planning, organizing, staffing, funding, motivating, directing, and management of our ministry connecting the Stone-Campbell Movement worldwide […]

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Free Special Day Offering materials available to order

As you prepare for 2020, update your order for free Special Day Offering materials! For each Special Day Offering (Easter, Pentecost, Thanksgiving, and Christmas), the following materials are available to order on the Disciples Mission Fund website: Bulletin inserts (come in packs of 50) Offering envelopes (come in packs of 50; shipped twice a year […]

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Illinois/Wisconsin region uses Healthy Congregations model to encourage conversation

Nearly 20 years ago, Rev. Scott Woolridge, associate regional minister for transformation in the Illinois/Wisconsin region, took his first workshop to help Disciples wanting to change how their congregations made decisions and handled conflicts. Following the model developed by Healthy Congregations (an interfaith organization based at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio), Woolridge, and the […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Regions, Resources