Disciples News Service

Category: General

Historical society to offer lectures

A Day with Jerry Rushford Saturday, April 22, 2017 Bethany Memorial Church Bethany, WV 26032 You are invited to join the Disciples of Christ Historical Society for two lectures by historian Dr. Jerry Rushford, Director of the Jerry Rushford Center for Research on Churches of Christ and the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement, Pepperdine University.  For more […]

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Posted on March 21, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, Higher Education
California church plant makes difference in community

by Christopher Drury Garfield Park Community Church (Disciples of Christ) in Santa Cruz, CA, began with a question. “What would it look like if we stopped complaining about the condition of the church, and actually built a progressive, young, missional community with a modern edge that attracts non-church goers, younger people, and liberal/progressives while simultaneously […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, People
From our partners at Church World Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 212-870-2188 NEW YORK — Church World Service and the National Council of Churches today unveiled a national grassroots initiative in support of refugees, led by churches representing 30 million Americans and 37 denominations. This announcement comes in advance of a new anti-refugee executive order anticipated soon, […]

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Posted on March 3, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Overseas Ministries
Hord Owens nominated for General Minister and President

Chair of the General Minister and President Search Committee Jackie Bunch presented the name of Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens to the General Board for forwarding the the General Assembly for a vote on Sunday, July 9, in Indianapolis. The result of a lengthy process that began with a survey last spring, Hord Owens was […]

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When disaster strikes many Disciples ministries invest in recovery

by Disciples Church Extension Fund staff When Rowlett First Christian Church leaders started checking on members Dec. 26, 2015, after a massive tornado tore through the North Texas community, it was a harrowing experience. “I got a text from one of the elders standing at a corner about three blocks from my house who said […]

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Posted on February 20, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, Regions, Resources
Central Rocky Mountain Region calls executive regional minister

On February 4, 2017, the Board of the Central Rocky Mountain Region unanimously voted to call the Rev. Joan Bell-Haynes to serve as its Executive Regional Minister. Bell-Haynes comes to the CRMR from United Christian Parish of Reston, an ecumenical congregation comprised of four denominations, where she has served since 2005 as co-pastor. Bell-Haynes is […]

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Posted on February 14, 2017
Filed under: General, People, Regions
Thoughts regarding our call to welcome

In a January 27 statement published by Church World Service in response to President Donald Trump’s Executive Order regarding refugees, I offered these thoughts…… “Disciples communities around the nation are eager to help and to welcome refugees. As the first faith movement founded on the American frontier, our members remember deeply the characteristics of independence, […]

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Posted on January 27, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Assembly
Burton named Great River regional minister

submitted by the Great River Region Rev. Dr. Nadine Burton is the newly called Executive Regional Minister for the Great River Region.  She accepted the assignment as Interim Regional Minister in September 2015. Having worked in a variety of roles, Dr. Burton came highly qualified.  Over the past year, she provided spiritual and administrative oversight […]

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Posted on January 9, 2017
Filed under: General, People, Regions