Disciples News Service

Category: Congregations

MNCC: Founded on service, inclusivity, and ‘standing together’

Submitted by New Church Ministry Multi Nation Christian Church (MNCC) of Kansas City, MO, a Haitian-American congregation, was started back in February 2017 by three pastors looking to make a difference. Later that same year, after Hurricane Maria ravaged the Caribbean, clergy and church members collected donations and sent them to Haiti in support of […]

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Posted on May 17, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries
Texas church conducts survey to better serve community

Three years ago, First Christian Church in Denton, TX, faced a crossroads. They experienced the deaths of several active members of their aging congregation. The church wanted to reach new community members but weren’t sure how. “We faced our own mortality as a congregation,” remembers Senior Minister Rev. Jack Mullins. “We knew we needed to […]

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Posted on May 13, 2019
Filed under: Congregations
Greater interest in loans prompts higher interest on investments

Submitted by Disciples Church Extension Fund Churches in New York and Florida needed emergency roof repairs. A congregation in Mesa, AZ upgraded its HVAC system. A California church cut utility costs by installing solar panels. A Des Moines congregation remodeled its chancel. And timely loans from Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF) helped make it all […]

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Posted on May 3, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Resources
Virginia congregation to donate $200,000 to local causes

Submitted by Rev. Hollie Woodruff, Seventh Street Christian Church On Sunday, May 12, Seventh Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Richmond, VA will donate over $200,000 to area agencies that support housing, care and services for the elderly. The donation will be split equally among the following organizations: Better Housing Coalition, Rebuilding Together Richmond, Saint […]

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Posted on April 30, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General, Uncategorized
Campground blessing region into the future

For 66 years, Barbee Christian Camp was a touchstone for campers across the Indiana region. A new partnership with an interdenominational camping center, the Geneva Conference Center in northern Indiana, led to a decision to close and sell the camp, even as camping operations in southern Indiana continued at the Bedford Christian Camp. So, what […]

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Ministry leaders partner on national parks devotional

Over a decade in the making, America’s Holy Ground: 61 Faithful Reflections on Our National Parks is the result of a partnership between Brad Lyons and Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, the leaders of Chalice Press and the Center for Faith and Giving, respectively. The idea first came in 2007 when Barkhauer spent a sabbatical exploring and experiencing […]

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Posted on April 24, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, People, Resources
Georgia pastor conducts ministerial gender experiment online

Rev. Melissa Fain has long known that people view her pastoral calling differently because she’s a woman. Last year, she decided to put that personal understanding to the test with a digital experiment. As a minister of the online Fig Tree Christian Church, she’s spent significant time ministering in digital spaces. She conducted her research […]

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Posted on April 18, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, People
Disciples Home Missions launches leader development resource

If your ministry needs resources or help designing resources for leader development around evangelism, social justice; men’s ministry; women’s ministry; youth ministry – you name the interest, then Disciples Home Missions’ (DHM) new Leadership Initiative Team (LIT) is available to help. LIT is convened by Disciples Home Missions and involves a collaboration of leaders in […]

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Posted on April 12, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Regions, Resources
Disciples leaders receive honor from Morehouse College

Submitted by Rev. Dr. Timothy James, Associate General Minister and Administrative Secretary to the National Convocation “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.” James 4:10 Congratulations are truly in order for our General Minister and President, the Rev. Terri Hord Owens and Rev. Dr. William Crowder, pastor of the Park Manor Christian Church […]

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NBA and partner ministries abide together to meet community needs

Submitted by National Benevolent Association Your gifts to Disciples Mission Fund (DMF) and the Easter Special Offering support the National Benevolent Association (NBA) and Disciples health and social service ministries, as we abide together in the life-giving and life-saving work we have been called to do. The NBA Mental Health Initiative connects Disciples working to counter […]

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Posted on April 8, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Regions, Resources