Disciples News Service

Category: General Ministries

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
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College chaplains provide ministry of presence on campuses

Submitted by Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) When we think of college, we think of books, professors, and athletic events, but we don’t often think college chaplains. Yet college chaplains play a vital role on campuses. College chaplaincy is a ministry of presence and can often feel like a job that requires the person […]

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Posted on November 2, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries, Higher Education, Young Adult, Youth
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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Reconciliation webinar series explores immigration and criminal justice systems

Last month, Reconciliation Ministry partnered with three other ministries to offer two webinars on issues impacting the Church and the world. The first webinar, “Embracing the Call: Putting Out the Welcome Mat,” was presented by Reconciliation Ministry, Disciples Refugee and Immigration Ministries, and Disciples Immigration Legal Counsel. In this discussion, leaders discussed what being a […]

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Posted on October 3, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People, Regions, Resources
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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Posted on September 26, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, General Ministries, Resources
Remembering the saints

by Christian Church Foundation staff All Saints Day is more than just the day that comes after Halloween (yes, really!). All Saints Day is an opportunity to celebrate the faithful members of your church who have passed on or those members of your church who have remembered your congregation in their end-of-life plans. Members who […]

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Posted on September 25, 2018
Filed under: General, General Ministries
Caution advised against church email scams

We have heard from several regions, congregations, and even our own general ministries, about a high number of e-mail “spoofing” incidents. At first glance, the e-mail you receive from a trusted leader appears to be legitimate. Here are some tell-tale signs that an email is spam: The actual e-mail address and the name do not match […]

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Posted on September 22, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Resources
Light a Candle with Children prayer vigil provides resources for congregations and families

For seven years, Family and Children’s Ministries, housed in Disciples Home Missions (DHM), has developed an annual “Light a Candle with Children” prayer vigil. This program helps Disciples congregations and families prayerfully prepare for Children’s Sabbath, an interfaith program started by the Children’s Defense Fund. Children’s Sabbath is traditionally celebrated on the third weekend of […]

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Posted on September 4, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Family & Children, General Ministries, Youth
Disciples Men searches for new director

Greetings from Disciples Home Missions and the Executive Committee of the General Conference of Disciples Men (GCDM). The GCDM is a ministry of Disciples Home Missions composed of Regional Disciples Men Presidents and Regional Men’s Staff Members from across the United States and Canada. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Stephen Bentley […]

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Posted on August 23, 2018
Filed under: General Church Positions, General Ministries