Disciples News Service

Category: People

Georgia pastor conducts ministerial gender experiment online

Rev. Melissa Fain has long known that people view her pastoral calling differently because she’s a woman. Last year, she decided to put that personal understanding to the test with a digital experiment. As a minister of the online Fig Tree Christian Church, she’s spent significant time ministering in digital spaces. She conducted her research […]

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Posted on April 18, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, People
NBC to feature Chalice Press author in kick off of weekly faith series

Submitted by Chalice Press A Chalice Press author gaining national recognition for sharing her story of forgiving the white supremacist who murdered her mother and two cousins will be profiled on NBC’s Today on Good Friday. Sharon Risher’s book, For Such a Time as This: Hope and Forgiveness after the Charleston Massacre, will be available from Chalice Press […]

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Posted on April 16, 2019
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries, People, Resources
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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Disciples college service-learning shapes leaders

from the Winter 2019 edition of the Culver-Stockton College Chronicle alumni publication photo and text provided by the Office of Marketing and Public Relations, Culver-Stockton College Students at Culver-Stockton College learn the importance of improving the world around them through service learning. Service learning at C-SC starts the first week of school with the annual […]

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Posted on April 3, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General, Higher Education, People
Center for Faith and Giving invites Disciples to upcoming generosity conference

The Generosity Transformed conference, hosted by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center (ESC), in Indianapolis April 30-May 2, is shaping up to be more than a few days of lectures and workshops. Instead, explains Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, director of the Center for Faith and Giving, the event will provide opportunities for group discussions and one-on-one conversations with […]

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Arizona pastor’s ministry transforms with building

When First Christian Church in Glendale, AZ, closed and transformed their building into the Glendale Mission and Ministry Center, they had a natural choice to lead the new project. Their associate minister Rev. Kega Nasios now serves as the program director at Glendale, which celebrated its first full year of operation in the fall of […]

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Posted on March 8, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, People, Regions
Virginia calls new regional minister

Submitted by the Virgina region’s search committee The new regional minister in Virginia, Rev. Bill Spangler-Dunning, was named at the Regional Administrative Council meeting in Lynchburg, VA on Saturday, February 9, 2019.  Bill Spangler-Dunning is well known to many in the regional and general church as he comes to Virginia having served for the past […]

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Posted on February 9, 2019
Filed under: General, People, Regions
There for the long haul: Week of Compassion continues to help hurricane survivors in Florida

Submitted by Week of Compassion To feel safe… It’s something that many of us take for granted. But for survivors of hurricanes, safety can seem like an unattainable luxury – almost too much to imagine. While initial clean-up from a devastating hurricane may be accomplished in a few months, the long-term consequences last for years. […]

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Posted on February 7, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, People
Kentucky Disciple encourages grace-filled conversations as political podcast co-host

When Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers started a political podcast in November 2015, they planned to discuss specific policies from their opposing perspectives, providing the nuanced conversations they didn’t hear anywhere else. Instead, Pantsuit Politics, hosted by “Sarah from the Left” and “Beth from the Right,” is more often a discussion of deeper values […]

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Posted on January 11, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, People