Disciples News Service

Category: Regions

Melvin named North Carolina regional minister

The “new” settled regional minister for North Carolina is a familiar face to that region. This bridge-builder is the first woman and first African American to lead the region. Bishop Valerie Melvin will be installed on June 30. She has been associate regional minister in the region since 2007. Melvin is a living bridge between […]

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Posted on June 5, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, People, Regions
Michigan region hosts ecumenical day of service

For nearly thirty years, the Michigan region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Michigan conference of the United Church of Christ (UCC) have partnered on a variety of activities and events, from attending anti-racism and boundary training together, to hosting joint regional assemblies for a number of years. “For Disciples, unity is […]

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Posted on June 4, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, Regions
Virginia region opens search for regional minister

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Virginia is the process of prayerfully discerning and seeking to call an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to the position of Regional Minister. All interested applicants are required to provide updated search and call paper work in order to be considered. Furthermore, all applicants […]

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Posted on May 30, 2018
Filed under: General, General Church Positions, Regions
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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Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People, Regions
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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Disciples Public Presence invites others to participate

After trying to organize Disciples clergy to participate in the Standing Rock March in Washington, D.C, last spring, Rev. Laurie Feille, with the help and blessing of the Upper Midwest Region created Disciples Public Presence.  Months after the Standing Rock March, we heard from clergy and laity across the country that if they had known […]

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Posted on March 23, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Regions
SERF regions commit to collaboration

Submitted by Rev. John Mobley. regional minister for Alabama-Northwest Florida region BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC (March 3, 2018) – On March 1-3, 2018, representatives from all eight regions in the Southeast Regional Fellowship (SERF) gathered at Christmount Christian Assembly for a SERF Collaboration Event. Elected officers and other appointed persons from the eight regions, in addition […]

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Posted on March 5, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries, Regions
Immersion project aims at storytelling

The Pacific South West Region (PSWR) is organizing an immigration immersion experience for young adults this summer. Rev. BJ Barlow, PSWR staff, has secured a grant to make the July 25-Aug. 4 event financially affordable for ten participants ages 18-35 from across the U.S. and Canada. Applications are due March 31. “We are looking for […]

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Posted on February 8, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries, Regions, Young Adult