Disciples News Service

Category: Regions

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
Greater Kansas City region launches anti-racism initiative

A renewed focus on anti-racism efforts in the Greater Kansas City region grew out of their New and Transforming Church commission. “When we asked ourselves, ‘what kind of new churches are we being called to start?’” Regional Minister Rev. Bill Rose-Heim remembers, “we knew a new church would take seriously the four priorities of the […]

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Posted on March 6, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, Regions, Resources
Southeast Regional Fellowship holds collaboration event

Submitted by Rev. John Mobley, regional minister for Alabama/Northwest Florida Leaders from the eight southeastern regions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) gathered at Christmount in Black Mountain, NC, for a collaboration event on Feb. 28-March 2, 2019. A variety of leaders, elected officers, and several regional ministry staff persons from the SERF regions […]

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Posted on March 4, 2019
Filed under: 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
Annual Year Book connects Disciples congregations and ministries

How do we take a snapshot of our denomination? Where can we find some history on our congregation? How many Disciples congregations are there in my area? What do our general ministries do? These questions and more are answered in the annual Year Book and Directory. The Year Book serves numerous administrative functions, compiling General Board […]

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Posted on January 30, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, General Board, General Ministries, Regions, Resources
General Minister and President offers New Year’s resolutions to reconnect

“I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to […]

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Arizona region helps congregation find ‘resurrection story’ in new ministry center

As First Christian Church (FCC) in Glendale, AZ reflected on their congregation’s future, they weren’t alone. With Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF), they discussed selling their building to fund a relocation to the West Valley area. After years of conversations, the congregation realized they no longer had the capacity needed for a feasible relocation. Instead, […]

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Posted on December 11, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Regions
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