Disciples News Service

Category: General Ministries

Celebrating a decade of Just Women magazine

Submitted by Disciples Women “This is the first chapter of an exciting new journey…join us!” With these words, written by Sheila Spencer, then Program Director for Disciples Women, the first issue of Just Women Magazine was launched in January 2009. Intended as the official resource for Disciples Women’s Ministries, and designed to reflect the quality and […]

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Posted on November 17, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries, Resources
National Convocation men’s group leads month of service

Submitted by National Convocation Disciples Men The National Convocation Disciples Men (NCDM) are spending the month of November in service to communities across the nation. Whether the efforts are building repairs, food distribution, community gardens, voter registration, prison ministry, or sports clinics, NCDM network participants are committing to at least four hours of service, with […]

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Posted on November 16, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries
Active shooter information for congregations

From: Disciples Church Extension Fund Re: Active Shooter Preparedness Following the tragic loss of life at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, we are all reminded once again that even churches might be confronted with an active shooter situation. While we can never know when such senseless acts of violence might […]

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Posted on November 10, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Resources
Indianapolis welcomes seminarians for biennial conference

More than 30 Disciples students from 16 different seminaries converged on Indianapolis at the invitation of Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) in October. “I attended the Seminarians Conference in Indianapolis with trepidation, praying that God would show me whether the Disciples truly are ‘my people,’ and whether I am called to this tradition or […]

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Posted on November 7, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries, Higher Education, Young Adult
Disaster recovery volunteers needed

Disciples Volunteering and Week of Compassion are supporting recovery efforts in four states affected by recent floods and hurricanes. Mission opportunities are available to support disaster recovery in Missouri, West Virginia, Florida, and Texas. It’s not too late to make a difference this year and help a family return to their home before winter. Or, […]

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Posted on November 2, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries, Regions
Council on Christian Unity introduces new ecumenical, interfaith journal

In an expansion of the content of the journals the Council on Christian Unity (CCU) has produced for more than half a century, a new journal called Sunesis debuted in October. With the name based on the Greek word translated “insight” (Eph. 3:4), this journal goes beyond the ecumenical to also address interfaith issues. The […]

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Posted on October 30, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries, Resources
Disciples Mission Fund connects you to vital work

You are there when Northwest Regional Minister Rev. Sandy Messick visits First Christian Church in Anchorage, Alaska. She walks with them on your behalf, even though they are more than 2,000 miles from the nearest Disciples congregation in Bellingham, Washington. You are there when young adults like Sara Paige find their passion for service through […]

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Stewardship advice: Vision drives mission

by Bruce Barkhauer, Center for Faith and Giving Vince Lombardi, former head coach of the Green Bay Packers, is reported to have famously said: “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing!” For professional sports teams, winning drives every decision from strategy to personnel. We might paraphrase that for the Church. Vision isn’t everything, it is […]

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Posted on October 10, 2017
Filed under: General, General Ministries, Resources
Peace in the midst of the storm

Submitted by Global Ministries “This morning when I went out to the patio of my home I looked at an old familiar oak tree. I had never seen him so bare of leaves and branches. The winds of the hurricane left him like this. Before the hurricane, it was always green and its flowers were beautiful. […]

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Posted on October 4, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries, Resources