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Interim administrative secretary sought for National Convocation
Posted: January 3, 2020

Applications due March 31, 2020 The National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Board of Trustees has begun the search for the position of Interim Administrative Secretary. The Interim Administrative Secretary will provide the leadership, management and vision necessary to undergird the ministries of the National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of […]

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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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Creating sacred spaces and planting seeds of possibilities

Submitted by National Benevolent Association Urban Mission Community Partners, an Incubate partner with the National Benevolent Association, is creating a space within the chaos where they can plant and grow, even if it is only the seed of possibility. In the midst of our national pandemic, Urban Mission’s South Pomona Farm continues to provide fresh […]

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Posted on March 26, 2020
Filed under: General Ministries
Update on mission co-workers of Global Ministries

Witnessing in the time of COVID-19: An update on Global Ministries Mission Co-workers provided by Global Ministries staff The COVID-19 public health emergency continues to change and evolve each day, impacting many of our lives. It has disrupted plans, regular programming, and routines, leaving many feeling uncertain. In the midst of this, Global Ministries, mission […]

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Posted on March 25, 2020
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
“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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Report on 2020 General Board meeting available

The 2020 Covenant Journal, a report on the General Board meeting held in February, is available for download. Included are highlights of general ministry and regional ministry reports as well as an overview of General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens’ State of the Church address and Rev. Dr. Irie Session’s sermon. In addition, a […]

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Posted on March 17, 2020
Filed under: General Board, General Ministries, Regions
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
Lexington Theological Seminary opens search for director of admissions

Lexington Theological Seminary is a covenant seminary of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Our mission is to prepare men and women for congregational ministry in the Christian tradition. The Seminary offers a congregation-centered, competency-based curriculum with two thirds of required and elective courses taught online.  Online courses are offered year-round in short formats so […]

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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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