Disciples News Service

Center for Faith and Giving launches consulting program for congregations

For leaders at the Center for Faith and Giving, stewardship is about far more than raising money to pay the bills or develop a project. “It’s about living the vision,” says Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, minister for faith and giving. Since 2010, Barkhauer has worked to engage our Church in conversations about transformative generosity and stewardship. […]

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Disciples engage with ecumenical colleagues at forum of theological institution leaders

Submitted by Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) Theological education in today’s interconnected world demands opportunities for students to experience and learn from different cultures and contexts. Partnerships with theological education institutions around the world is one means of providing this interaction. From Sept. 24 to Oct. 1, the Caribbean-US Forum on Theological Education and […]

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Posted on November 9, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries, Higher Education, Overseas Ministries
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College chaplains provide ministry of presence on campuses

Submitted by Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) When we think of college, we think of books, professors, and athletic events, but we don’t often think college chaplains. Yet college chaplains play a vital role on campuses. College chaplaincy is a ministry of presence and can often feel like a job that requires the person […]

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Posted on November 2, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries, Higher Education, Young Adult, Youth
Administrative Committee of the General Board has fall meeting

The Governance and Mission Finance committees of the General Board reported some progress to the Administrative Committee of the General Board at its regularly scheduled fall meeting. The two committees of the General Board were tasked at the April board meeting to present reports to the fall meeting. The Governance Committee has organized into five […]

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A word about the Tree of Life synagogue attack

from General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens Yesterday hatred took the lives of faithful people and violated sacred space at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA. This tragedy, caused by gun violence and driven by anti-Semitism, should outrage us all. Alongside other Christian leaders, I strongly condemn the actions and motivations of […]

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Posted on October 28, 2018
Filed under: From the GMP, General, Office of the General Minister and President
Brite Divinity School program hosts conference on spiritual care for moral injury

The Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School devotes its efforts to the enormous challenge of moral injury facing veterans and their loved ones. In her 2013 book Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War (co-authored with Gabriella Lettini), Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, founding director of the Center, defines the concept this way: “Moral injury […]

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Posted on October 17, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Higher Education, Resources
Arizona region opens search for regional minister

Regional Profile The Christian Church in Arizona encompasses the entire state of Arizona with congregations concentrated in the greater metropolitan region of Phoenix and Tucson. Within its twenty-three congregations and approximately 3500 members, the Region reflects much of the cultural, political, and socio-economic diversity of the state. As good Disciples, we also experience a wide […]

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Posted on October 10, 2018
Filed under: Regions
Pacific Southwest region opens search for regional minister

Submitted by the Pacific Southwest region The Board and Search Committee invite nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Regional Minister(s) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Pacific Southwest Region (PSWR). We seek the leader(s) who understand(s) the diverse and changing context of the church and society, and who can […]

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Reconciliation webinar series explores immigration and criminal justice systems

Last month, Reconciliation Ministry partnered with three other ministries to offer two webinars on issues impacting the Church and the world. The first webinar, “Embracing the Call: Putting Out the Welcome Mat,” was presented by Reconciliation Ministry, Disciples Refugee and Immigration Ministries, and Disciples Immigration Legal Counsel. In this discussion, leaders discussed what being a […]

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Posted on October 3, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People, Regions, Resources