Disciples News Service

Category: General

Expectations: Ferguson decision

What did you expect? by the Rev. Dr. Timothy James, administrative secretary of the National Convocation The grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed the unarmed Black teenager, Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. This decision brought to mind the death of Trayvon Martin afresh. As an African American […]

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Posted on November 25, 2014
Filed under: General, Office of the General Minister and President
Woman to Woman Worldwide 2014

Woman-to-Woman Worldwide is an effort by Disciple Women to experience solidarity with one another, to affirm the unity of the church in Jesus Christ, and to join the common struggle for justice and peace in the world today by educating and advocating for those needs. Journeys occur annually. Recent destinations include China, Mexico, and, most […]

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Who takes care of our regional ministers?

By Jaquelyn Foster It is likely that most of us – whether pastors or lay persons – think of our Regional Ministers when we need their particular ministry, when our congregation is looking for a new pastor, or when pastors are searching for a new congregation. We might call our Regional Minister if the congregation […]

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Posted on October 7, 2014
Filed under: General, Regions
"Music on the Labyrinth"

Four years ago, Senior Pastor Chuck Blaisdell of First Christian Church conceived the idea of having half a dozen Saturday evening outdoor concerts held on the church’s beautiful labyrinth (inspired by the one at Chartres Cathedral). In the four years since, those concerts have included a wonderful range of music from Saxophone Quartets to Men’s […]

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Posted on August 19, 2014
Filed under: Congregations, General
New Church Count At 657; Pentecost Special Offering May 16 & 23

Disciples are helping to share the witness of Christ by supporting the growth of new churches throughout the United States and Canada. Through the New Church movement, 657 new churches have been started since 2001, a benchmark that puts Disciples well on their way to start 1,000 new churches by 2020. The Pentecost Special Offering […]

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Posted on April 8, 2010
Filed under: General