Disciples News Service

Category: Office of the General Minister and President

Disciples Public Presence conference kickstarts conversation

Following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, in 2014, a new conversation to engage Disciples in advocacy surfaced a need for connection. The efforts to network for Standing Rock protests and other crisis led to the creation of Disciples Public Presence. Disciples Public Presence is a movement. After its beginnings in March […]

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Posted on September 18, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, Office of the General Minister and President
Office of General Minister and President searches for Chief of Staff

Job Description: Chief of Staff, Office of the General Minister and President, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) All applicants must apply online by August 31, 2018. Summary/Objective The chief of staff position provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the OGMP has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems […]

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From Disciples Home Missions’ Refugee & Immigration Ministries

Submitted by Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director, Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries Remembering how Jesus in Matthew 19 urged children not be hindered from accessing love, but allowed to come into his arms, I remain deeply pained that over 711 children are still separated from their parents after the two court-ordered deadlines for reunification of […]

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General Assembly planners announce call for sermons

Submissions sought to identify General Assembly preacher The planning for the 2019 General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) being held July 20-24 in Des Moines, IA, is well underway. But one thing remains undecided: the Sunday evening preacher. It could be someone you know (or even you!). The worship planning team invites […]

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Posted on July 19, 2018
Filed under: General Assembly, Office of the General Minister and President
Report from the Road: March 12-18 with NBA

In March 2018, General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens traveled across the United States with the National Benevolent Association (NBA). While on this trip, Rev. Owens listened to and learned from NBA partner organizations, XPLOR Residents, and congregations. The videos below share glimpses from their trip. Overview of the March 2018 trip Rev. […]

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UCC and Disciples leaders on North Korea: Peace is a process

Leaders of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) issued this statement following the summit meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un which resulted in an understanding that Pyongyang would work toward denuclearization and the United States would end joint military exercises with South Korea. […]

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Alliance Q reacts to recent court ruling

June 5, 2018 Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance Statement on US Supreme Court’s “Masterpiece Cake” ruling The Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance (“AllianceQ”) is disappointed in yesterday’s ruling, and especially dismayed at the likelihood that some will incorrectly misinterpret the Supreme Court’s decision as allowing discrimination against LGBT people because of religious beliefs. We are grateful that the ruling […]

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Posted on June 5, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Office of the General Minister and President
2018 Covenant Journal: General Board celebrates successes of pilot project

“The Mission First! pilot showed us the power of connection and the analysis gave us clarity about  action,” said Moderator Sue Morris. “Not only did we learn about the great work being done across the life of the Church, but we also learned that there is a craving for connection.” Beginning with an idea in […]

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2018 Covenant Journal: General Minister and President presents vision, goals to General Board

“We need connection,” said General Minister and President Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens. “We need connection to God, to who we are as Disciples, and to our community.” Hord Owens laid out her vision for the Church to renew its connection to God with an emphasis on the foundation of Biblical literacy. “We just don’t know […]

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