Disciples News Service

Category: Resources

#DMFday gifts impact regional and general ministries

On Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, Disciples gathered online and in-person to celebrate our Church’s past, present, and future with a giving day for Disciples Mission Fund. Coordinated by staff in the Office of General Minister and President, over $25,000 was given by individuals and congregations across the life of the Church on #DMFday. In Indianapolis, […]

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Disciples Mission Fund covenant makes ministry possible

Disciples Mission Fund (DMF) brings the whole Church together, connecting us to the life-giving and life-saving work we have been called to do. Since the mid-1900s, Disciples have used shared funding to facilitate our denomination’s growing cooperation. DMF is a simplified giving option for congregations or individuals that voluntarily share support. Gifts to DMF undergird […]

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Drawing by student, answering "Why will I be in the Church in 10 years?" with "Because I was raised in this faith and it has helped me. It is something that I love."
Light a Candle with Children prayer vigil begins Sept. 23

Ministries Across Generations (previously Family & Children’s Ministries, housed in Disciples Home Missions) calls Disciples families and congregations to participate in the eighth “Light a Candle with Children” prayer vigil this fall, beginning Monday, Sept. 23. This time of reflection and conversation takes place over the 40 days preceding Children’s Sabbath, which falls on Oct. […]

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Pension Fund announces The Gathering – A Retreat for Clergy

Submitted by Pension Fund As part of its expansion of Ministerial Relief and Assistance and in renewing its commitment to walk with clergy throughout all stages of ministry, Pension Fund of the Christian Church has announced The Gathering – A Retreat for Clergy. The Gathering is a biennial conference promoting the mental, spiritual, and financial […]

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Posted on July 9, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Resources
Noted scholars update book on Disciples identity

Launching at the 2019 General Assembly, Disciples: Who We Are and What Holds Us Together is a substantial update to Rev. Drs. Michael Kinnamon and Jan Linn’s 2009 work (both published by Chalice Press). While the content is certainly revised, so was the authors’ process. “We realized that, even more than in 2009, two white […]

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Posted on June 20, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, General Ministries, People, Resources
Disciples leaders visit Missouri tornado victims

Submitted by Week of Compassion After the devastation of recent tornadoes and significant flooding that followed, communities across the Midwest begin the long journey towards recovery. Jefferson City, MO suffered some of the most significant impact. Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin says, “As our city and state recover from these devastating storms and flooding, the […]

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Greater interest in loans prompts higher interest on investments

Submitted by Disciples Church Extension Fund Churches in New York and Florida needed emergency roof repairs. A congregation in Mesa, AZ upgraded its HVAC system. A California church cut utility costs by installing solar panels. A Des Moines congregation remodeled its chancel. And timely loans from Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF) helped make it all […]

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Posted on May 3, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Resources
Campground blessing region into the future

For 66 years, Barbee Christian Camp was a touchstone for campers across the Indiana region. A new partnership with an interdenominational camping center, the Geneva Conference Center in northern Indiana, led to a decision to close and sell the camp, even as camping operations in southern Indiana continued at the Bedford Christian Camp. So, what […]

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