Disciples News Service

Category: General Ministries

Easter special offering calls Disciples together

In nearly every corner of the world, Disciples are making a difference. Congregations, groups, and individuals all across the U.S. and Canada, and their mission partners around the globe, are bringing wholeness to their communities. We serve meals to local homeless populations, tutor students after school, and speak out on issues impacting our neighborhoods. We […]

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Posted on March 23, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries
Ecumenical collaboration brings Hope Partnership to broader audience

Submitted by Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation has entered into an innovative new collaboration, which includes Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF), to offer transformational services to three close ecumenical partner denominations. Starting in 2014, presidents of several mainline Protestant church extension funds began meeting to identify common dilemmas related to […]

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Posted on March 12, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries
GMP urges solution to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

On this day when the President proclaimed DACA protections would end unless a Congressional decision was reached, dreamers remain insecure in the absence of a legislative solution—and protected only because the courts have held up the program’s elimination. Refugee and Immigration Ministries is urging Congress to finalize permanent protections by passing a clean Dream Act […]

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Posted on March 5, 2018
Filed under: From the GMP, General Ministries
SERF regions commit to collaboration

Submitted by Rev. John Mobley. regional minister for Alabama-Northwest Florida region BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC (March 3, 2018) – On March 1-3, 2018, representatives from all eight regions in the Southeast Regional Fellowship (SERF) gathered at Christmount Christian Assembly for a SERF Collaboration Event. Elected officers and other appointed persons from the eight regions, in addition […]

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Filed under: General Ministries, Regions
It’s time to talk about racism

Submitted by Chalice Press White people need to be able to talk about race. But one of the reasons why we don’t is because it makes us really anxious to talk about it. Chalice Press’ newest release, Carolyn B. Helsel’s Anxious to Talk about It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism offers tools to engage racial […]

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Posted on February 16, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries, Resources
Immersion project aims at storytelling

The Pacific South West Region (PSWR) is organizing an immigration immersion experience for young adults this summer. Rev. BJ Barlow, PSWR staff, has secured a grant to make the July 25-Aug. 4 event financially affordable for ten participants ages 18-35 from across the U.S. and Canada. Applications are due March 31. “We are looking for […]

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Posted on February 8, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries, Regions, Young Adult
Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens, Rev. Lori Tapia, National Pastor for Hispanic Ministries, and Dr. Cynthia Hale, Founding Pastor, Ray of Hope Christian Church were signatories to the following statement of a group of clergy and religious leaders called The Circle of Protection. A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches […]

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Week of Compassion gifts provide more than we can imagine

By Chuck Blaisdell for Week of Compassion John Lennon’s now iconic song asks us to “Imagine” – but his call is tinged with sadness and even hopelessness for our truly being able to realize a more just, a more abundant, a more peaceful world for each and every person. But we, who know the Good […]

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Posted on January 29, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries
Capital Area hosts GMP for Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration

Submitted by Rev. Allen Harris, Capital Area Regional Minister On Jan. 14, General Minister & President Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens, was the guest preacher for an annual commemoration event hosted by the Christian Church Capital Area, honoring the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She called those present to an urgency […]

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Posted on January 24, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries, Office of the General Minister and President, Regions