Disciples News Service

Category: General Assembly

General Minister and President reflects on General Assembly

August 2019 Dear Church – My heart is still singing from the holy time we shared in Des Moines last month. The Spirit was present and real in worship. The discussions were deep in the workshops. The joy was tangible at the meal events.  Our programming for youth and young adults included education about the […]

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Full Communion, not a merger

provided by the United Church of Canada MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 It has been years in the making, but today, July 22, 2019, delegates to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada General Assembly in Des Moines, Iowa, approved an historic agreement with The United Church of Canada. Known as […]

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Posted on July 22, 2019
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Assembly, Regions
Noted scholars update book on Disciples identity

Launching at the 2019 General Assembly, Disciples: Who We Are and What Holds Us Together is a substantial update to Rev. Drs. Michael Kinnamon and Jan Linn’s 2009 work (both published by Chalice Press). While the content is certainly revised, so was the authors’ process. “We realized that, even more than in 2009, two white […]

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Posted on June 20, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, General Ministries, People, Resources
Ministries search for Immigration Response Specialist

Position Announcement Immigration Response Specialist, Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries (Obra Hispana), Disciples Refugee and Immigration Ministries, and the Christian Church Capital Area Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada Applications due by 4:00 PM EST, June 7, 2019 Working in collaboration, the Obra Hispana, Refugee and […]

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Posted on May 30, 2019
Filed under: General Assembly, General Church Positions, General Ministries
Training in compassion practice offered

Join Clergy at the Clergy Retreat-Resilient Hearts, Leaders and Communities being offered at Wakonda Christian Church in Des Moines, IA on July 18-20 (just a couple of days before Assembly). You will have an opportunity to find rest, learning and practice compassion while seeking justice. Our keynote speakers include Dr. Christopher Carter from San Diego […]

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Posted on May 2, 2019
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Assembly, General Ministries
Holy Week 2019 message from the General Minister and President

Dear Church – We are approaching Easter, a time when faith communities and families gather to celebrate the joy that we have in the saving grace and resurrection of Jesus. We are also distinctly aware of new life with the signs of spring surrounding us in God’s good creation. I love this text from the […]

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Annual Year Book connects Disciples congregations and ministries

How do we take a snapshot of our denomination? Where can we find some history on our congregation? How many Disciples congregations are there in my area? What do our general ministries do? These questions and more are answered in the annual Year Book and Directory. The Year Book serves numerous administrative functions, compiling General Board […]

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Posted on January 30, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, General Board, General Ministries, Regions, Resources