Disciples News Service

Category: Congregations

Report from the Road: March 12-18 with NBA

In March 2018, General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens traveled across the United States with the National Benevolent Association (NBA). While on this trip, Rev. Owens listened to and learned from NBA partner organizations, XPLOR Residents, and congregations. The videos below share glimpses from their trip. Overview of the March 2018 trip Rev. […]

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Capital Area church creates “prayground” for children

For Fairfax Christian Church, listening is an important part of worshiping in community. To solicit suggestions for improvements, the church office conducted a congregational survey in 2017. One congregant’s response immediately captured the attention of the church’s leaders. That member missed listening to something more specific at church: the sounds of children. Three years earlier, […]

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Posted on June 11, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, People, Resources, Youth
New webinar series offers practical tips

Introducing a new webinar series sponsored by Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation’s New Church Ministry… New Church Hacks. Hosted by Pastor Terrell L McTyer, Minister of New Church Strategies, New Church Hacks provides practical (and sometimes peculiar) prompts for churches from start to restart. Why only do new or better when you can be both! NCH is […]

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Michigan region hosts ecumenical day of service

For nearly thirty years, the Michigan region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Michigan conference of the United Church of Christ (UCC) have partnered on a variety of activities and events, from attending anti-racism and boundary training together, to hosting joint regional assemblies for a number of years. “For Disciples, unity is […]

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Posted on June 4, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, Regions
Center for Faith and Giving announces new lectionary partnership

The Center For Faith and Giving is happy to announce that the Reverend Linda McKiernan-Allen has joined the team of contributing partners at CFG. Linda will begin writing the very popular lectionary-based worship resources that have become favorites for congregations within, and beyond, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). “It’s the number one landing spot on […]

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Posted on May 24, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People, Resources
Missiongathering new church model celebrates growth

When Rev. Rich McCullen worked with teenagers at a parachurch organization, he noticed that bringing students to an institutional church was always challenging because there seemed to be a prejudice against those without any religious background. So, McCullen decided to start his own student service. “We wanted to connect ancient Christian spirituality with a modern […]

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