Disciples News Service

Category: General Ministries

Join the conversation about a long-standing injustice

The Doctrine of Discovery has profoundly affected the way that Indigenous peoples have been perceived by non-Indigenous peoples. Succinctly put, beginning with papal decrees as early as the 15th century – around the time European explorers were landing in the Americas – Western cultures have pressed Western practices upon the people already residing here and […]

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Posted on January 15, 2020
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Assembly, General Ministries, Resources
Season for connection continues

The last six weeks or so have been full of connections associated with the holiday season. But the connections we share across the expressions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) don’t stop there. Annually, congregations are asked to reaffirm their connection with the general and regional expressions via the Year Book and Directory data […]

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Posted on January 3, 2020
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Regions, Resources
Interim administrative secretary sought for National Convocation

Applications due March 31, 2020 The National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Board of Trustees has begun the search for the position of Interim Administrative Secretary. The Interim Administrative Secretary will provide the leadership, management and vision necessary to undergird the ministries of the National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of […]

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General Minister & President offers New Year’s greeting

Dear Disciples – A new decade dawns and new possibilities are shooting up all over the Church. Like the stump of Jesse in Isaiah 11 above, we are seeing new energy as Disciples find ways to show up in the world. This passage from the Christmas lectionary is a model for our “movement for wholeness.” […]

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Blessing or burden: Endowment funds

by the Christian Church Foundation Endowment funds for a congregation can be a blessing or a burden. At the Christian Church Foundation, we work with church leaders to make endowment and permanent funds a blessing. A good endowment process begins with a permanent fund policy. Our development team provides resources to your leaders for the […]

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Posted on December 30, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, Resources
Disciples Mission Fund makes ministry possible

The past year was full of incredible examples our Church showing up in the world, loving our neighbors, working for justice, and sharing the gospel. This good work is made possible by your congregation’s gifts to Disciples Mission Fund (DMF). In 2019, Disciples responded to the refugee crisis around the world through partnerships fostered through […]

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Free Special Day Offering materials available to order

As you prepare for 2020, update your order for free Special Day Offering materials! For each Special Day Offering (Easter, Pentecost, Thanksgiving, and Christmas), the following materials are available to order on the Disciples Mission Fund website: Bulletin inserts (come in packs of 50) Offering envelopes (come in packs of 50; shipped twice a year […]

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Greater Kansas City region develops congregation transition program

When a pastor resigns or retires, a congregation often faces a major transition. The next steps may feel overwhelming or unclear, but congregations are never alone in these pivotal moments. To facilitate leadership transitions in their congregations, the Greater Kansas City region developed a process to help when a pastor resigns or retires. The first […]

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Posted on December 2, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Regions, Resources