Disciples News Service

Category: General Assembly

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
General Minister and President offers New Year’s resolutions to reconnect

“I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to […]

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2019 General Assembly education includes training

Education at the General Assembly will be a bit different this year. Some classes will be the traditional 60-90 minutes. Some classes will stretch across several days. This is to accommodate a new feature of the event – classes that count! If you need pro-reconciliation/anti-racism training, we have a class for you. Clergy who need regular boundary training for […]

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Posted on December 31, 2018
Filed under: General Assembly, Resources, Youth
Disciples, United Church of Canada shape unique ecumenical partnership

In 2016, The United Church of Canada and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) began conversations about how to deepen the partnership between the two communions in North America and beyond. The United Church of Canada and the United Church of Christ in the USA had reached a “full communion” agreement the year before that […]

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Posted on December 24, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Assembly, General Ministries
GMP offers Advent message

This message is also available via video. Transcript of video distributed November 2018. PDF Hello Disciples, I’m Terri Hord-Owens, your General Minister and President.  For the past 16 months I have been traveling across the church in all of the US and Canada visiting with your congregations, your regional assemblies, our racial ethnic assemblies, the […]

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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