Disciples News Service

Children and Families in Detention & At the Border: A Word to the Church/Niños y Familias en detención y en la Frontera: Una palabra a la iglesia
Posted: July 16, 2019

Add your own name via the form at the bottom of this page. Names will not appear automatically but will be added on a regular basis. Learn more about immigration issues. Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens, General Minister and President Rev. Dr. Timothy James, Associate General Minister and Administrative Secretary of the National Convocation Rev. […]

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#DMFday gifts impact regional and general ministries

On Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, Disciples gathered online and in-person to celebrate our Church’s past, present, and future with a giving day for Disciples Mission Fund. Coordinated by staff in the Office of General Minister and President, over $25,000 was given by individuals and congregations across the life of the Church on #DMFday. In Indianapolis, […]

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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
South Carolina opens search for new regional minister

Regional Profile Beyond statistical information that can be secured from our Disciples of Christ Year Book, you will find in our South Carolina Disciples of Christ congregations, sincere women and men seeking to be faithful to Christ and the Church. Listen closely, and you will hear pastoral leaders faithfully preaching the Gospel, teaching the faith […]

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Posted on August 20, 2019
Filed under: Regions
Office of General Minister and President searches for Financial Reporting Accountant

Financial Reporting Accountant, Office of the General Minister and President, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Apply here. JOB DESCRIPTION Summary/Objective Support OGMP in providing treasury & accounting services to various ministries through financial statement preparation, budget formulation and management, cost controls, financial analysis, reporting to recipients & donors, and ministry relationships. Computerizes, classifies, records, verifies […]

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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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Michigan congregation’s art gallery benefits homeless neighbors

Journey of Faith Christian Church in Ann Arbor, MI, has found creative ways to offer a wide range of opportunities to support their community. Like many congregations, Journey of Faith offers resources like a food pantry, gently used clothing, extreme weather shelter, and school supplies, and more. This spring, they decided to offer a new […]

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Posted on August 13, 2019
Filed under: Congregations
National Convocation administrative secretary announces 2020 retirement date

For almost 16 years, Rev. Dr. Timothy James has been an associate general minister and the administrative secretary for the National Convocation. By his retirement date of Dec. 31, 2020, he will have had more than 17 years in the position. “I have had such a wonderful time serving over these years.  I am deeply […]

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