Disciples News Service

Disciples Public Presence conference kickstarts conversation

Following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, in 2014, a new conversation to engage Disciples in advocacy surfaced a need for connection. The efforts to network for Standing Rock protests and other crisis led to the creation of Disciples Public Presence. Disciples Public Presence is a movement. After its beginnings in March […]

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Posted on September 18, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, Office of the General Minister and President
A Reintroduction to Reconciliation Ministry Fund

by Rev. April Johnson, Reconciliation Minister In October of 1967, members of the Christian Church gathered in St. Louis, Missouri at the annual International Convention of Christian Churches where a group of those members brought up the distress urban areas across the country were experiencing regarding w issues of racism and poverty.  Participants at the […]

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Posted on September 17, 2018
Filed under: General, Resources
Christian Theological Seminary opens search for new president

The Board of Trustees and the Presidential Search Committee invite nominations and expressions of interest for the position of president of Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) in Indianapolis, Indiana. This position offers an exciting opportunity to lead a theological school well-positioned to thrive in the years ahead. CTS is an ecumenical seminary related to the Disciples […]

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Posted on September 11, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Church Positions, Higher Education
Light a Candle with Children prayer vigil provides resources for congregations and families

For seven years, Family and Children’s Ministries, housed in Disciples Home Missions (DHM), has developed an annual “Light a Candle with Children” prayer vigil. This program helps Disciples congregations and families prayerfully prepare for Children’s Sabbath, an interfaith program started by the Children’s Defense Fund. Children’s Sabbath is traditionally celebrated on the third weekend of […]

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Posted on September 4, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Family & Children, General Ministries, Youth
Uesi becomes first ordained Tongan Disciples pastor

The first Timothy from the first Tongan-American Disciples church has become the first ordained pastor of Tongan heritage in the Disciples. This summer, Rev. Tevita Uesi celebrated his ordination in his home church in Utah. There are not many Disciples congregations in Utah, but the First Tongan Christian Church, co-located with Granger Community Christian Church […]

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Filed under: Congregations, People
Disciples Men searches for new director

Greetings from Disciples Home Missions and the Executive Committee of the General Conference of Disciples Men (GCDM). The GCDM is a ministry of Disciples Home Missions composed of Regional Disciples Men Presidents and Regional Men’s Staff Members from across the United States and Canada. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Stephen Bentley […]

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Posted on August 23, 2018
Filed under: General Church Positions, General Ministries
Bethany Fellows program provides crucial support for young clergy

For Rev. Kim Gage Ryan, Director of Bethany Fellows, the more ministry has changed over the last two decades, the more the program’s work matters. Bethany Fellows was founded 19 years ago, through Transition in Ministry grants from the Lilly Endowment, and administered through Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM), to address the unique challenges […]

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NAPAD elects leader, celebrates in historic venue

The North American Pacific/Asian Disciples (NAPAD) elected Rev. Chung Seong Kim to a six-year term as executive pastor at their 20th biennial convocation in Portland, OR. Kim has served the past two years in an interim capacity. The meeting place has historic significance for NAPAD. In 1891, First Christian Church of Portland was the incubator […]

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Posted on August 14, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries