Disciples News Service

Category: People

Chief of Staff to join Office of General Minister and President

Rev. Lee Hull Moses will be joining the staff of the General Minister and President’s office in Indianapolis in 2019 as chief of staff. Hull Moses is currently senior minister at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Greensboro, NC, where she has pastored since 2009. General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens says, “Lee […]

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Washington pastor selected to preach at 2019 General Assembly

For the first time, the 2019 General Assembly Worship Committee announced a call for sermons to identify new voices for the Church’s biennial gathering. The idea came from first vice-moderator and chair of the committee Rev. Beau Underwood. “There are so many good preachers out there that we just haven’t heard of,” Underwood said. “I […]

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Posted on November 26, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, General Board, People, Regions
Center for Faith and Giving launches consulting program for congregations

For leaders at the Center for Faith and Giving, stewardship is about far more than raising money to pay the bills or develop a project. “It’s about living the vision,” says Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, minister for faith and giving. Since 2010, Barkhauer has worked to engage our Church in conversations about transformative generosity and stewardship. […]

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Reconciliation webinar series explores immigration and criminal justice systems

Last month, Reconciliation Ministry partnered with three other ministries to offer two webinars on issues impacting the Church and the world. The first webinar, “Embracing the Call: Putting Out the Welcome Mat,” was presented by Reconciliation Ministry, Disciples Refugee and Immigration Ministries, and Disciples Immigration Legal Counsel. In this discussion, leaders discussed what being a […]

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Posted on October 3, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People, Regions, Resources
Uesi becomes first ordained Tongan Disciples pastor

The first Timothy from the first Tongan-American Disciples church has become the first ordained pastor of Tongan heritage in the Disciples. This summer, Rev. Tevita Uesi celebrated his ordination in his home church in Utah. There are not many Disciples congregations in Utah, but the First Tongan Christian Church, co-located with Granger Community Christian Church […]

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Posted on August 24, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, People
Bethany Fellows program provides crucial support for young clergy

For Rev. Kim Gage Ryan, Director of Bethany Fellows, the more ministry has changed over the last two decades, the more the program’s work matters. Bethany Fellows was founded 19 years ago, through Transition in Ministry grants from the Lilly Endowment, and administered through Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM), to address the unique challenges […]

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Capital Area church organizes Justice League group

Submitted by Capital Area region; written by Mary Wurl of First Christian Church, Falls Church, VA “Organize, organize, organize!” This is the mantra we hear from social justice leaders past and present. But the Justice League of First Christian Church, Falls Church, Virginia was having trouble organizing. We’d been around for a while, had participated […]

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Posted on July 23, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People, Regions
Rev. Lori Tapia elected as first female National Hispanic Pastor

En español por debajo The 2018 Hispanic and Bilingual Assembly, hosted by the Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries (Obra Hispana), in Tempe, AZ, was full of nuevos comienzos (new beginnings). The event’s theme was most evident in the election of Rev. Lori Tapia as the first female National Hispanic Pastor, the executive leader of Obra Hispana. […]

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Posted on July 17, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries, People
Central Rocky Mountain and Nebraska regions partner on youth International Affairs Seminar

In March 2018, high school and college students from the Central Rocky Mountain and Nebraska regions, along with youth from the Nebraska United Church of Christ conference, traveled to New York City and Washington, DC for a week of learning and exploring. The theme of their International Affairs Seminar (IAS) was “Being a Global Citizen,” […]

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Posted on July 3, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, People, Regions, Young Adult, Youth
Kentucky church offers welcome home for immigrants

When Foster Frimpong immigrated to Lexington, KY from Ghana in 2009, he vowed to start a church in his new community. He began his ministry by praying with other immigrants in their homes. As he met more people, he discovered that many were looking for a gathering place to continue worship practices from their home […]

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Posted on June 27, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, People, Regions