Disciples News Service

Category: People

Missiongathering new church model celebrates growth

When Rev. Rich McCullen worked with teenagers at a parachurch organization, he noticed that bringing students to an institutional church was always challenging because there seemed to be a prejudice against those without any religious background. So, McCullen decided to start his own student service. “We wanted to connect ancient Christian spirituality with a modern […]

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Posted on May 23, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People, Regions
Actions, connections bear good fruit

“Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” – Matthew 13:8 (NRSV) It started with an acquaintance and some literature shoved under the door. “Most of us in the apartment building were only there for a year or two,” said Rev. John Mobley, regional minister for […]

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Posted on April 25, 2018
Filed under: Administrative Committee, General Board, People
Disciples speaking out this spring

Disciples have been getting up and out into their communities a lot in the last few weeks. Issues including gun violence, racism, poverty, and education have all motivated action from congregations coast to coast. Here is just a sample of activities to show the breadth of Disciples responses. March for Our Lives  |  Act to […]

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Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens, Rev. Lori Tapia, National Pastor for Hispanic Ministries, and Dr. Cynthia Hale, Founding Pastor, Ray of Hope Christian Church were signatories to the following statement of a group of clergy and religious leaders called The Circle of Protection. A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches […]

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Florida region names new regional minister

From the Florida Regional Church At the Jan. 27 meeting of the Leadership Council of the Florida Disciples Regional Church, the Rev. Dr. Betsy Goehrig was extended a call to serve as the Region’s next Regional Minister, beginning Feb. 1, 2018. Search Committee Chair David Walton said of her nomination, “Ours was an exhaustive nationwide search which, in […]

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Posted on January 29, 2018
Filed under: People, Regions
Chi Rho campers reunite after 50 years

Submitted by Rev. Bruce D. Ervin We picked up right where we left off. That was my sense as I looked around the table as a group of former Chi Rho campers gathered for dinner, 50 years after we’d last been together at camp. Folks engaged in spirited conversation, enjoying each other’s company. It was […]

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Posted on January 23, 2018
Filed under: People, Regions, Youth
Advent Hope: Sandhya Rani Jha on being human

Submitted by Chalice Press In this Advent season, looking for hope in the darkness can seem a daunting task. Hearing from those whose work involves building and sustaining hope for others can offer light to the weary. Sandhya Rani Jha, a Disciples pastor and veteran community activist knows a thing or two about hope. “I’m […]

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Posted on December 11, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries, People, Resources