Disciples News Service

Category: General Assembly

Washington pastor selected to preach at 2019 General Assembly

For the first time, the 2019 General Assembly Worship Committee announced a call for sermons to identify new voices for the Church’s biennial gathering. The idea came from first vice-moderator and chair of the committee Rev. Beau Underwood. “There are so many good preachers out there that we just haven’t heard of,” Underwood said. “I […]

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Posted on November 26, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, General Board, People, Regions
Center for Faith and Giving launches consulting program for congregations

For leaders at the Center for Faith and Giving, stewardship is about far more than raising money to pay the bills or develop a project. “It’s about living the vision,” says Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, minister for faith and giving. Since 2010, Barkhauer has worked to engage our Church in conversations about transformative generosity and stewardship. […]

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Administrative Committee of the General Board has fall meeting

The Governance and Mission Finance committees of the General Board reported some progress to the Administrative Committee of the General Board at its regularly scheduled fall meeting. The two committees of the General Board were tasked at the April board meeting to present reports to the fall meeting. The Governance Committee has organized into five […]

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2019 General Assembly resolution and nomination information available

As the 2019 General Assembly approaches, application windows for submitting resolutions and nominations for the Moderator Team and General Board are now open. 2019 General Assembly Resolution Deadline and Procedures The deadline for resolutions to be submitted for consideration at the 2019 General Assembly in Des Moines, Iowa, is January 2, 2019. Resolutions may be […]

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Posted on September 26, 2018
Filed under: General Assembly
Reconciliation Ministry celebrates first year of “One Bag of Tea” initiative

The “One Bag of Tea, One Conversation, One Relationship” initiative grew out of Minister of Reconciliation Rev. April Johnson’s own experiences. After 10 years of offering anti-racism trainings, Johnson saw that many participants had never talked about racism in any intentional way. Moreover, trainings were often held in groups of people who had never met […]

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General Assembly planners announce call for sermons

Submissions sought to identify General Assembly preacher The planning for the 2019 General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) being held July 20-24 in Des Moines, IA, is well underway. But one thing remains undecided: the Sunday evening preacher. It could be someone you know (or even you!). The worship planning team invites […]

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Posted on July 19, 2018
Filed under: General Assembly, Office of the General Minister and President
2018 Covenant Journal: General Board celebrates successes of pilot project

“The Mission First! pilot showed us the power of connection and the analysis gave us clarity about  action,” said Moderator Sue Morris. “Not only did we learn about the great work being done across the life of the Church, but we also learned that there is a craving for connection.” Beginning with an idea in […]

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GMP’s remarks at 40 Days of Advocacy kickoff May 14

General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens offered these remarks at the Washington DC kickoff of 40 Days of Advocacy by the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival on Monday, May 14. I am the Rev. Terri Hord Owens, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the […]

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