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Category: Resources

Online community offers Advent app

By Rev. Melissa Fain, Fig Tree Christian Church Most congregations have some kind of online presence. It might be a website, a Facebook page, or a Twitter handle. Some might post their sermons on YouTube, while others might have a minister who blogs. For Fig Tree Christian, it’s all online. Everything is made for an […]

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Posted on November 5, 2014
Filed under: Congregations, Resources
Stone-Campbell Dialogue explores new church development

An estimated 250-300 members of Churches of Christ, Disciples of Christ, and Christian Churches and Churches of Christ came together for an evening worship service and observance of the Lord’s Supper on Oct. 5 for the 19th meeting of the Stone-Campbell Dialogue. The service included presentations on the history and nature of the Stone-Campbell Dialogue […]

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Posted on October 14, 2014
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Resources
Group discount pricing available for office supplies

Group discount pricing available for office supplies Through an agreement with Staples’ business-to-business branch, individual churches and ministries can set up an account and receive office supplies at discounted prices. The more entities that sign up under the agreement, the larger the discount. For instance, the Office of General Minister and President is purchasing supplies […]

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Posted on December 3, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, Office of the General Minister and President, Resources
Disciples theology and polity now translated into Korean

Disciples Thumbnail Sketches, a series of handouts describing basics Disciples theology and polity, is now available in Korean as well as English and Spanish. Funded in part by a Reconciliation Ministry grant, the Korean translation completed by Chalice Press is the first new translation serving the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)’s diverse – and growing […]

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Posted on November 5, 2013
Filed under: Resources
Small changes, big meaning: CBP updates mission statement to add inclusivity, call to action

The updates to the Christian Board of Publication’s mission statement may be small, but they’re significant to a ministry in the midst of societal change. At its September meeting, the CBP Board of Directors approved a new mission statement: The mission of CBP/Chalice Press is to publish resources inviting all people into deeper relationship with […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries, Resources
Kagiwada Sunday Sept. 8

2013 David Kagiwada Memorial Sunday is September 8 and NAPAD Ministry Week is September 9-14. This year’s celebration will follow the General Assembly theme of “Lord, teach us to pray.” Rev. Younglan Kim and Mrs. JoAnne Kagiwada gave inspiring messages for the Wednesday gathering at the General Assembly. They explored the internment of Japanese Americans in the U.S.and […]

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Posted on August 26, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, People, Resources
Keeping the vision in mind

The Disney Institute brought their premier brand to the assembly learning opportunities. Students in the learning community were shown a little of the thought process that goes into the constant innovation that drives the Walt Disney Company theme parks. Key to the innovation is a planning environment where the participants hold lightly to their ideas […]

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Posted on July 14, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, Resources
General Assembly Program and Business Docket available in digital format

The General Assembly Program and Business Docket, the must-have accessory for anybody attending the 2013 General Assembly in Orlando, just got lighter and greener. Chalice Press, the denominational publishing house and Disciples general ministry, has converted the docket book into a variety of eBook formats. These eBooks are available for a variety of tablets and […]

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Posted on July 2, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, Resources