Disciples News Service

Category: General Ministries

Report from the Road: March 12-18 with NBA

In March 2018, General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens traveled across the United States with the National Benevolent Association (NBA). While on this trip, Rev. Owens listened to and learned from NBA partner organizations, XPLOR Residents, and congregations. The videos below share glimpses from their trip. Overview of the March 2018 trip Rev. […]

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UCC and Disciples leaders on North Korea: Peace is a process

Leaders of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) issued this statement following the summit meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un which resulted in an understanding that Pyongyang would work toward denuclearization and the United States would end joint military exercises with South Korea. […]

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GMP joins letter to Nicaraguan leader

June 12, 2018. Your Excellency Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes Solorzano, President Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua Managua Nicaragua Grace and peace of the Lord for this time of crisis and challenges for the people of Nicaragua. We, the General Ministers and Presidents of both the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S. and Canada and […]

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Posted on June 12, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, From the GMP, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
New webinar series offers practical tips

Introducing a new webinar series sponsored by Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation’s New Church Ministry… New Church Hacks. Hosted by Pastor Terrell L McTyer, Minister of New Church Strategies, New Church Hacks provides practical (and sometimes peculiar) prompts for churches from start to restart. Why only do new or better when you can be both! NCH is […]

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Posted on June 11, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries
Week of Compassion Committee holds spring meeting

submitted by Week of Compassion Almost exactly eight months since the Las Vegas mass shootings, the Week of Compassion Committee held its Spring meeting at First Christian Church, Las Vegas, May 29-31, 2018. Senior Pastor Steve Willis graciously hosted the Committee, and thanked them for coming to Las Vegas as a sign of solidarity with […]

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Posted on June 4, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries
Interministry meeting results in global change

It happened at a run-of-the-mill meeting of the general ministry leaders. Rev. Pat Donahoo was reporting on the emphasis Disciples Women have been putting on human trafficking and some of the horrific facts surrounding the plight of people caught in the many forms of forced labor, fraudulent contracts and outright slavery. “I was horrified and […]

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Posted on May 29, 2018
Filed under: General, General Ministries
Center for Faith and Giving announces new lectionary partnership

The Center For Faith and Giving is happy to announce that the Reverend Linda McKiernan-Allen has joined the team of contributing partners at CFG. Linda will begin writing the very popular lectionary-based worship resources that have become favorites for congregations within, and beyond, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). “It’s the number one landing spot on […]

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Posted on May 24, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People, Resources
Missiongathering new church model celebrates growth

When Rev. Rich McCullen worked with teenagers at a parachurch organization, he noticed that bringing students to an institutional church was always challenging because there seemed to be a prejudice against those without any religious background. So, McCullen decided to start his own student service. “We wanted to connect ancient Christian spirituality with a modern […]

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Posted on May 23, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People, Regions