Disciples News Service

Category: People

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
Guest columnist: Jesus is in Tijuana and he’s living in a tent

The Rev. Caleb J. Lines is Senior Minister of University Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in San Diego, CA.  The action described was planned by the American Friends Service Committee and the Poor People’s Campaign in partnership with a number of other organizations. “Now after [the magi] had left, an angel of the Lord appeared […]

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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