Disciples News Service

Category: General

General ministries preparing guidance on federal aid

As the United States Federal government response to COVID-19 unfolds, congregations and ministries are asking questions about resources that may be available to 501c3s and employment law matters that should be considered. The financial ministries – Christian Church Foundation, Disciples Church Extension Fund, and Pension Fund of the Christian Church – are partnering to produce […]

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Update on mission co-workers of Global Ministries

Witnessing in the time of COVID-19: An update on Global Ministries Mission Co-workers provided by Global Ministries staff The COVID-19 public health emergency continues to change and evolve each day, impacting many of our lives. It has disrupted plans, regular programming, and routines, leaving many feeling uncertain. In the midst of this, Global Ministries, mission […]

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Posted on March 25, 2020
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
Disciples ministries statement concerning COVID-19

A Statement of Compassion and Care Concerning the Coronavirus Outbreak offered by the Office of General Minister and President, National Benevolent Association, and Week of Compassion Our Faithful Approach The emergence and spread of COVID-19 as designated by the World Health Organization, has faith leaders wondering about their role and response. At such times, we […]

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When is help helpful?

For the many communities across the U.S. and Canada affected by disasters, outside help can bring needed resources to the recovery process and be a vital source of hope. Help that comes at the wrong time or in the wrong form, though, can actually be distracting, disempowering, and even damaging.  When volunteers show up before […]

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Posted on January 31, 2020
Filed under: General, General Ministries
Immigration counsel position opening

Title:                                   Immigration Legal Counsel Reports To:                       President of Disciples Home Missions Team:                                 Refugee and Immigration Ministries Job Location:                    Continental U.S., with access to a mid-sized or larger airport Salary:                                $39,000 Status:                                […]

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Posted on January 29, 2020
Filed under: General, General Church Positions, General Ministries
10 steps toward disaster preparedness

from Week of Compassion Thinking about preparing your church for a disaster can be overwhelming. How can leaders begin such a big task with so many variables and unknowns? The best way to begin is simply to begin! Every step you take toward preparedness, even small steps, will help protect people and assets and–most importantly–better […]

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Posted on January 16, 2020
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, Resources
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
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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