Disciples News Service

Free Special Day Offering materials available to order

As you prepare for 2020, update your order for free Special Day Offering materials! For each Special Day Offering (Easter, Pentecost, Thanksgiving, and Christmas), the following materials are available to order on the Disciples Mission Fund website: Bulletin inserts (come in packs of 50) Offering envelopes (come in packs of 50; shipped twice a year […]

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Illinois/Wisconsin region uses Healthy Congregations model to encourage conversation

Nearly 20 years ago, Rev. Scott Woolridge, associate regional minister for transformation in the Illinois/Wisconsin region, took his first workshop to help Disciples wanting to change how their congregations made decisions and handled conflicts. Following the model developed by Healthy Congregations (an interfaith organization based at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio), Woolridge, and the […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Regions, Resources
Greater Kansas City region develops congregation transition program

When a pastor resigns or retires, a congregation often faces a major transition. The next steps may feel overwhelming or unclear, but congregations are never alone in these pivotal moments. To facilitate leadership transitions in their congregations, the Greater Kansas City region developed a process to help when a pastor resigns or retires. The first […]

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Executive assistant to the General Minister and President

The Office of the General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is in search of an Executive Assistant. Interested candidates should begin the application process at https://secure.talentsorter.com/fit/initial.jsp?PositionTypeID=102169 PDF of position description Position: Executive Assistant to the General Minister and President The primary responsibility of this position is to serve as the […]

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Lexington Theological Seminary opens search for chair in pastoral leadership

Lexington Theological Seminary invites applications for the Donald and Lillian Nunnelly Chair in Pastoral Leadership. Its incumbent will hold a terminal degree in Congregational Studies, Pastoral Leadership, or Practical Theology, with proven experience in congregational leadership in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or in the United Church of Christ, with deep and significant experience […]

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Posted on November 26, 2019
Filed under: General Church Positions, Higher Education
Phillips Theological Seminary searches for Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean

JOB DESCRIPTION Summary The Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean at Phillips Theological Seminary is the chief academic officer of the institution and as such holds a critical and unique position in the seminary’s governance as it is shared by the board of trustees, the administration, and the faculty. This person also interfaces with […]

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Posted on November 21, 2019
Filed under: General Church Positions, Higher Education