Disciples News Service

Category: General Ministries

HELM Leadership Fellows visit Colombia

This reflection originally appeared on the Higher Education & Leadership Ministries (HELM) website. The HELM Leadership Fellows Program is for undergraduate students who are part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The program aims to develop leaders through an intentional focus on four major areas. The first year of the program focuses on community […]

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Posted on October 30, 2019
Filed under: General Ministries, Higher Education, Overseas Ministries, Young Adult
HELM celebrates another school year at Disciples institutions

This collection originally appeared on the Higher Education & Leadership Ministries (HELM) website. A new academic year has begun and, for Disciples-related colleges and universities, there is much to celebrate and share! New buildings opening, record incoming classes, changes in leadership, and much more: Barton College welcomed 325 first-year students, the largest incoming class since […]

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The importance of authenticity in leadership: a conversation with Richie Sanchez

This interview originally appeared on the Higher Education & Leadership Ministries (HELM) website. The Disciples Leadership Institute (DLI) brings together emerging Disciples leaders, seeking to deepen understanding and develop relationships across perceived boundaries of race, culture and language. This month a past DLI participant, Richie Sanchez, who has just recently been called to serve as […]

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Filed under: General Ministries, Higher Education, Resources
Texas congregation hosts “Change the Conversation” immigration conference

Saturday, Oct. 19, First Christian Church in Fort Worth, TX, hosted around 40 people from several congregations for a “Change the Conversation” conference on immigration. The event planning committee decided to focus on immigration and refugee issues because “We wanted truth,” explains committee member and FCC elder Ruth Winkler. “We wanted to hear some truth […]

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Posted on October 24, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People, Regions, Resources
Prepare to meet Jesus anew this Advent

submitted by Chalice Press How are you preparing yourself and your congregation to meet Jesus this Advent? In two new inspiring daily Advent devotionals from Chalice Press, you and your church will consider what it means to prepare for an incarnate God, a God who comes into our lives, meets us right where we are, and […]

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Posted on October 17, 2019
Filed under: General, General Ministries, Resources
Disciples participate in commemoration of 400th anniversary

The National Council of Churches‘ Christian Unity Gathering spent Oct. 15 in Hampton, VA, observing a day of remembrance and lament. This year marks the 400th anniversary of African captives arriving for the purpose of enslavement. In addition to a retelling of the story of enslavement and the resulting racism in the United States, flowers […]

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Disciples Women celebrate 145 years of service

submitted by Disciples Women Disciples Women is celebrating its 145th birthday in 2019. This is a celebration marking Oct. 21, 1874, as the day the Caroline Neville Pearre organized the women to address the mission and ministry that was then lacking in the church. Convicted during her prayer time in April of that year she […]

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Posted on October 16, 2019
Filed under: General, General Ministries, People
North Carolina congregation partners with general ministries to develop stewardship plan

Congregational transformation doesn’t always require immense creativity or large-scale programs. Instead, important growth can be the result of subtle changes made largely on paper. Reaching out for help is a critical first step. For First Christian Church in Greenville, NC, it was a simple recommendation that made all the difference. At their 2018 homecoming service, […]

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