Disciples News Service

Category: General Ministries

Deadline April 30 for HELM fellows, PhD scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for both the Leadership Fellows Program and HELM’s PhD scholarships. The Leadership Fellows Program is a leadership development program for Disciples undergraduate students.  Each year of four years of undergraduate education has a different focus: Community, Transformation, Global Awareness, and Mentoring.  Click here to learn more about the Leadership Fellows Program […]

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Orders due Feb. 28 for final printing of Chalice Hymnal

The final printing of Chalice Hymnal, Chalice Praise, and related music resources will occur in early 2019. A traditional hymnal with 620 songs and readings plus 75 pages of worship resources, Chalice Hymnal was released in 1995. Chalice Praise, a smaller hymnal of contemporary Christian music with almost 200 entries, debuted in 2003. “We know […]

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Posted on January 21, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, Resources
Christian Church Healthcare Trust concludes last open enrollment period

INDIANAPOLIS — At the Nov. 2018 Board meeting, the Christian Church Healthcare Benefit Trust (CCHCBT) Trustees voted to close the plan to new enrollees beginning Jan. 1, 2019. This recommendation was based on research from long-time healthcare consultants, LHD, and included a conversation with the Administrative Committee of the General Board at its Oct. 2018 […]

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Posted on January 3, 2019
Filed under: General Ministries
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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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
Arizona region helps congregation find ‘resurrection story’ in new ministry center

As First Christian Church (FCC) in Glendale, AZ reflected on their congregation’s future, they weren’t alone. With Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF), they discussed selling their building to fund a relocation to the West Valley area. After years of conversations, the congregation realized they no longer had the capacity needed for a feasible relocation. Instead, […]

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Posted on December 11, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Regions
Chief of Staff to join Office of General Minister and President

Rev. Lee Hull Moses will be joining the staff of the General Minister and President’s office in Indianapolis in 2019 as chief of staff. Hull Moses is currently senior minister at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Greensboro, NC, where she has pastored since 2009. General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens says, “Lee […]

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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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Disciples engage with ecumenical colleagues at forum of theological institution leaders

Submitted by Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) Theological education in today’s interconnected world demands opportunities for students to experience and learn from different cultures and contexts. Partnerships with theological education institutions around the world is one means of providing this interaction. From Sept. 24 to Oct. 1, the Caribbean-US Forum on Theological Education and […]

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Posted on November 9, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries, Higher Education, Overseas Ministries