Disciples News Service

Category: Resources

Youth can get prepared for General Assembly with study

Disciples youth and youth-group leaders can get a head start on this summer’s General Assembly with a new four-part curriculum program now available from Chalice Press. The curriculum, “Putting It Together: Preparing for General Assembly and Figuring Out Where You Fit In,” was written by Lee Yates, a Disciples pastor who has been active in […]

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Posted on February 12, 2013
Filed under: General Assembly, Resources, Young Adult, Youth
Support global food security through local growing projects

Disciples congregations across the country are exploring another way to work for food security with our partners at Foods Resource Bank.  Congregations from California to Virginia, Ohio to Texas, are considering ways they can use their own agricultural (and other) skills to support sustainable agriculture in the developing world by launching local growing projects (LGPs).  […]

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Posted on February 5, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, Resources
Stewardship certification offered for lay and clergy; Class begins Feb. 4

Lexington Theological Seminary (LTS) and the Center for Faith and Giving (CFG) are partnering to offer a certification program that advances a comprehensive understanding of stewardship for those preparing for ministry as well as those who serve congregations in the areas of stewardship, personal/congregational finance and best practices for organizations and congregations. “It’s not just […]

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General Ministries offer Disciples Seminarians Conference

All Disciples of Christ ministerial students who have completed at least one year of master of divinity study are invited to the Disciples Seminarians Conference, March 14-17, 2013, at the Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, Tenn. The conference is sponsored by the General Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and coordinated by Higher Education […]

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Message clear: common sense processes needed

“Badges” want it. “Business” wants it. “Bibles” want it. According to the panelists at the Midwest Summit of Forging a New Consensus on Immigrants and America, law enforcement officials, businesses and advocacy groups are in agreement that the current way that the United States deals with immigration is a broken system. Most of the issues […]

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Posted on November 19, 2012
Filed under: Ecumenical, Resources
Denominational Calendar now available online and on your electronic calendar

Keeping a calendar for events, deadlines, and other timely notices related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will be much easier thanks to a new online denomination-wide calendar developed by Chalice Press and Communication Ministries. The new calendar is built in Google’s calendar feature, which means information can be added to most calendar programs […]

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Posted on November 6, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Regions, Resources
Disciples Home Missions calls Refugee & Immigration Director

Rev. Ronald J. Degges, president of Disciples Home Missions, announces the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley as Director of Refugee and Immigration Ministries for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), effective January 1, 2013.  Stanley will be located in Washington, D.C., at the National City Christian Church, and will be working in partnership […]

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Posted on October 16, 2012
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries, People, Resources
New Beginnings program serves more

The article below shares the story of a community that is bearing fruit from the New Beginnings Assessment Service in a Presbyterian congregation. New Beginnings was initiated by Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation as a way of affirming the gifts and possibilities of Disciples congregations in the late stages of their life-cycle.  In a fee-for-service […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries, Resources