Disciples News Service

Category: Congregations

California church engages community with new podcast

People who haven’t found a physical church home can still connect to a faith community through online communications – such as the new podcast created by a California congregation. Mission Hills Christian Church, in Los Angeles, decided to take their online connections one step further with this new project. “Our community is quick to address […]

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Posted on December 20, 2017
Filed under: Congregations
Bible at center of games

In 1994, Pastor David Huegel was noodling over how to get his children engaged in reading the Bible. His quest led him to develop Bible Olympics. Since that time hundreds of kids and adults have participated in the meets and pumped up their Biblical literacy. Each meet of five to seven teams covers a single […]

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Posted on November 17, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, People, Regions, Youth
Active shooter information for congregations

From: Disciples Church Extension Fund Re: Active Shooter Preparedness Following the tragic loss of life at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, we are all reminded once again that even churches might be confronted with an active shooter situation. While we can never know when such senseless acts of violence might […]

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Posted on November 10, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Resources
West Virginia church forms partnership on mental health

Most churches designate outreach funds to local organizations, or denominational ministries, but those relationships don’t always go beyond the transfer of funds. First Christian Church in Wheeling, WV, wanted to expand those offerings into true partnerships. One of the organizations they’d long been supporting with their outreach donations was the Wheeling chapter of the National […]

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Posted on October 24, 2017
Filed under: Congregations
Kentucky church hosts “Star Trek for Christians” course

Submitted by Gerald Box, Louisville, KY Remember, or imagine, being a kid in the 1960s, sitting in front of the TV set. With great excitement and anticipation, you are watching the opening monuments of a brand new type of TV program. There is a starship on the screen. It’s huge, 7 football fields long and […]

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Posted on October 13, 2017
Filed under: Congregations
Iowa church develops Beginning Farmer Ministry

Submitted by Rev. Robyn Bles, West Des Moines Christian Church Ministry is always transformative, but when you can see the ways it’s making a difference, then you know it’s been a good day. As a pastor, I’m having many good days because of the mutually meaningful ministry shared between West Des Moines Christian Church, and […]

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Posted on October 9, 2017
Filed under: Congregations
Guest article: Life abundant in the broken places

By: Virginia White, Week of Compassion Contributor With the floods in South Asia, the earthquake in Mexico, and the hurricanes in the United States and the Caribbean, this has been a particularly frightening and heartbreaking month to turn on the news and witness the havoc our planet is wreaking on neighbors near and far. For […]

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Posted on September 21, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General, Office of the General Minister and President, People
One bag of tea, one conversation, one relationship

Submitted by Reconciliation Ministry Across our denomination, there are congregations meeting weekly, spreading the Gospel and doing mission in their communities, but how many of these congregations know each other? God created us to live in relationship and community. We can’t deny it – we need each other, and we need relationships. We cannot be […]

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Posted on September 20, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, General Ministries