Disciples News Service

Category: Resources

General ministries preparing guidance on federal aid

As the United States Federal government response to COVID-19 unfolds, congregations and ministries are asking questions about resources that may be available to 501c3s and employment law matters that should be considered. The financial ministries – Christian Church Foundation, Disciples Church Extension Fund, and Pension Fund of the Christian Church – are partnering to produce […]

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Communication Ministries coordinates Church’s response to COVID-19 pandemic

For more than two months, Communications Ministries, part of the Office of General Minister and President (OGMP), has worked to connect and support the whole Church, as the COVID-19 coronavirus spread around the world, growing from outbreak to pandemic. This important call to nurture and serve congregations and other expressions of our Church has taken […]

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“Rejoice?”: reflection from Green Chalice

Submitted by Rev. Carol Devine, Minister of Green Chalice Rejoice? The last decade was the hottest on record and included an unprecedented number of deadly hurricanes, floods, superstorms, and fires. Climate scientists report that we have ten years to make drastic changes to keep the earth’s rising temperature to well below two degrees Celsius. Eco-anxiety […]

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General ministries respond to the COVID-19 outbreak

The Office of General Minister and President (OGMP) is one of many ministries responding to protect the well-being of Disciples across the United States and Canada. “Even as our staff is making every effort to practice social distancing, we are staying in close contact with regions and general ministries to determine how we can support […]

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Application deadline approaching for Excellence in Ministry

Submitted by Pension Fund For the fifth year, Pension Fund is receiving applications from across U.S. and Canada for the Excellence in Ministry program. This program, funded in part by our generous donors and the Lilly Endowment, strengthens the ministry of our most outstanding early-career pastors by providing them training in financial literacy and a […]

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Posted on March 16, 2020
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People, Resources, Young Adult
General Minister and President offers pastoral word in response to COVID19 pandemic

“Hello Disciples, this is your General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens. Psalm 46 tells us that God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth should change and the mountains even crumble into the sea. there is a lot going on […]

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Disciples ministries statement concerning COVID-19

A Statement of Compassion and Care Concerning the Coronavirus Outbreak offered by the Office of General Minister and President, National Benevolent Association, and Week of Compassion Our Faithful Approach The emergence and spread of COVID-19 as designated by the World Health Organization, has faith leaders wondering about their role and response. At such times, we […]

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Disciples invited to June 20 Moral March on Washington

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’  “The King […]

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2020 Special Day Offerings share ‘Rejoice’ theme

While the timing and resources available will be unchanged for congregations, you may notice a theme emerging in the Special Day Offerings of Disciples Mission Fund (DMF) this year. “Rejoice” is woven throughout the Easter season’s lectionary texts, and as we celebrate the culmination of the 2020 Vision, we see so many causes for rejoicing […]

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Posted on February 17, 2020
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Higher Education, Regions, Resources