Disciples News Service

Category: Office of the General Minister and President

Disciples and The United Church of Canada celebrate full communion

On Oct. 6, 2019, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The United Church of Canada and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will celebrate our God-given unity. The Full Communion agreement, passed by the governing bodies of the denominations in 2018 and 2019, will be enacted at a service of worship to be held at 10:30 am at […]

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#DMFday gifts impact regional and general ministries

On Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, Disciples gathered online and in-person to celebrate our Church’s past, present, and future with a giving day for Disciples Mission Fund. Coordinated by staff in the Office of General Minister and President, over $25,000 was given by individuals and congregations across the life of the Church on #DMFday. In Indianapolis, […]

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Disciples Mission Fund covenant makes ministry possible

Disciples Mission Fund (DMF) brings the whole Church together, connecting us to the life-giving and life-saving work we have been called to do. Since the mid-1900s, Disciples have used shared funding to facilitate our denomination’s growing cooperation. DMF is a simplified giving option for congregations or individuals that voluntarily share support. Gifts to DMF undergird […]

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General Minister and President reflects on General Assembly

August 2019 Dear Church – My heart is still singing from the holy time we shared in Des Moines last month. The Spirit was present and real in worship. The discussions were deep in the workshops. The joy was tangible at the meal events.  Our programming for youth and young adults included education about the […]

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National Convocation administrative secretary announces 2020 retirement date

For almost 16 years, Rev. Dr. Timothy James has been an associate general minister and the administrative secretary for the National Convocation. By his retirement date of Dec. 31, 2020, he will have had more than 17 years in the position. “I have had such a wonderful time serving over these years.  I am deeply […]

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Disciples leaders visit Missouri tornado victims

Submitted by Week of Compassion After the devastation of recent tornadoes and significant flooding that followed, communities across the Midwest begin the long journey towards recovery. Jefferson City, MO suffered some of the most significant impact. Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin says, “As our city and state recover from these devastating storms and flooding, the […]

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Rev. Dr. Chris Hobgood, former GMP, passes

The Rev. Dr. William Chris Hobgood, former general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) passed into new life in Christ May 31, 2019. Hobgood was general minister and president from October 2003 to July 2005. In addition to his work in the general Church, Hobgood was regional minister in Arkansas and […]

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Associate General Minister participates in poverty tour

by Rev. Dr. Timothy M. James, Associate General Minister and Administrative Secretary of the National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada  The Real National Emergency Poverty tours of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival Reflections Saturday morning, April 27, 2019, I, with the company of […]

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Holy Week 2019 message from the General Minister and President

Dear Church – We are approaching Easter, a time when faith communities and families gather to celebrate the joy that we have in the saving grace and resurrection of Jesus. We are also distinctly aware of new life with the signs of spring surrounding us in God’s good creation. I love this text from the […]

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Disciples leaders receive honor from Morehouse College

Submitted by Rev. Dr. Timothy James, Associate General Minister and Administrative Secretary to the National Convocation “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.” James 4:10 Congratulations are truly in order for our General Minister and President, the Rev. Terri Hord Owens and Rev. Dr. William Crowder, pastor of the Park Manor Christian Church […]

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