Disciples News Service

Category: People

2016 McCaw Scholars named

Two seminary students working toward their divinity degree have been named the 2016-17 recipients of the John and Maxine McCaw Scholarship Fund Prophetic Living, Teaching and Preaching. The scholarship fund, held in trust at the Christian Church Foundation and administered by the College of Regional Ministers, was created by the McCaws in 2012. Recipients for […]

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Posted on August 22, 2016
Filed under: General, General Ministries, People, Regions
DCHS archivist begins work in Bethany

The Disciples of Christ Historical Society has called Shelley L. Jacobs as full-time archivist. She began her work in Bethany, West Virginia July 25, 2016.The Society is the repository for church files, personal papers, records, books and journals, artifacts, and memorabilia related to the three streams of the Stone-Campbell movement. Her primary responsibility is organizing […]

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Posted on August 4, 2016
Filed under: General Ministries, People
Historical society names interim executive director

The Disciples of Christ Historical Society has called John M. Imbler as Interim Executive Director, beginning June 13, 2016. Through its relocation from Nashville (TN) and settlement in Bethany (WV) and the restructuring of its organization, Imbler will provide transitional leadership in a deployed capacity. A multi-generational Disciples of Christ and life member of the […]

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Posted on May 31, 2016
Filed under: General, General Ministries, People
pastor at storefront
Florida church reinvents itself through partnerships with general ministries

By Jim Cullumber, Christian Church Foundation The Disciples of Christ presence in Naples, FL, is much different today: Instead of meeting in a 22,000 square foot traditional church structure, 60 to 70 worshippers gather in a 5,500-square-foot mall storefront that formerly housed a piano gallery on the north side of Naples. Instead of the patter […]

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Posted on May 4, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People
Chicago congregation builds community bridges

by Rev. Dr. Edward Morris, Sr. Parkway Gardens Christian Church on Chicago’s south side has had connection with the Parkway Garden Homes and Woodlawn community since 1957. The church was planted in the community through the efforts of the City of Chicago, the residents of the Parkway Gardens Co-Op Homes and the Council of Churches. […]

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Pastor talks politics

From the introduction to Preaching Politics: Proclaiming Jesus in an Age of Money, Power, and Partisanship by Clay Stauffer: Shortly before this book went to press, I sat down at a coffee shop close to my church with a seasoned politician whom I respect despite the fact that we don’t always see eye to eye […]

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Posted on April 28, 2016
Filed under: People
National Pastor offers thoughts at retirement

A journey of ten years and fourth months by Rev. Huberto Pimentel, Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries Memories, histories, difficult people, nice and creative people, front-store church, nesting church, owned church, singing, crying, worshiping, praying, writing reports, giving reports, General Assemblies, Regional Assemblies, Hispanic and Bilingual Fellowship Assemblies, General Board meetings, Cabinet meetings, Pastoral […]

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Posted on April 25, 2016
Filed under: General, People
Christal Williams named Tennessee regional minister

Rev. Dr. Christal LaShawn Williams was elected regional minister for Tennessee at a called assembly April 16. Williams has held positions such as associate regional minister in Illinois-Wisconsin. She has also served in Illinois, Iowa, Ohio and Indiana. She will begin her term on Aug. 1. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Williams earned her bachelor’s […]

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Posted on April 19, 2016
Filed under: General, People, Regions, Uncategorized
Guest blog: Acompañamiento

The Wee Waltz – a metaphor for mission Elena Huegel serves with the Pentecostal Church of Chile (IPC). She serves as an environmental and Christian education specialist. Her appointment is made possible by your gifts to Disciples Mission Fund. The Spanish word acompañamiento and the core value mutuality made me think of Carolina Fernández, my […]

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Posted on April 17, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Overseas Ministries, People