Disciples News Service

Category: Youth

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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Ohio congregation hosts summer arts camp

Carthage Christian Church has long been active in their community, a working-class neighborhood in Cincinnati, OH. Still, says pastor Rev. Alan Dicken, “we wanted to see if there was more we could be doing to love our neighbor.” So, earlier this year Carthage conducted a community listening campaign and found that there was a real […]

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Posted on August 23, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, Youth
General Minister and President reflects on General Assembly

August 2019 Dear Church – My heart is still singing from the holy time we shared in Des Moines last month. The Spirit was present and real in worship. The discussions were deep in the workshops. The joy was tangible at the meal events.  Our programming for youth and young adults included education about the […]

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Group of children dancing at FCC's special needs VBS
Texas church offers special needs ministry

Submitted by Meredeth Brown, First Christian Church in Kilgore, TX One simple question turned into an outreach ministry that touches many families in our community: “How can we include a very loved, special needs 4-year-old in VBS?” God prompted the next thought, “Who else could we include? Who else could we love on in our […]

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Posted on June 13, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, Youth
Anew Church: Welcoming all to a new worship experience

Submitted by New Church Ministry Sometimes a name says it all. But, sometimes, it only hints at all there is to know. Anew Church is a Chicago-based Disciples ministry serving the residents of the Roseland, Woodlawn, West Pullman, Chatham, and South Shore neighborhoods. The stated mission of this self-described ‘church without walls’ is to “make our […]

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Posted on June 4, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Young Adult, Youth
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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