Disciples News Service

Deadline April 30 for HELM fellows, PhD scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for both the Leadership Fellows Program and HELM’s PhD scholarships. The Leadership Fellows Program is a leadership development program for Disciples undergraduate students.  Each year of four years of undergraduate education has a different focus: Community, Transformation, Global Awareness, and Mentoring.  Click here to learn more about the Leadership Fellows Program […]

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Posted on January 22, 2019
Filed under: General, General Ministries, Higher Education, Resources, Young Adult
Orders due Feb. 28 for final printing of Chalice Hymnal

The final printing of Chalice Hymnal, Chalice Praise, and related music resources will occur in early 2019. A traditional hymnal with 620 songs and readings plus 75 pages of worship resources, Chalice Hymnal was released in 1995. Chalice Praise, a smaller hymnal of contemporary Christian music with almost 200 entries, debuted in 2003. “We know […]

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Posted on January 21, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, Resources
Kentucky Disciple encourages grace-filled conversations as political podcast co-host

When Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers started a political podcast in November 2015, they planned to discuss specific policies from their opposing perspectives, providing the nuanced conversations they didn’t hear anywhere else. Instead, Pantsuit Politics, hosted by “Sarah from the Left” and “Beth from the Right,” is more often a discussion of deeper values […]

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Posted on January 11, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, People
Christian Church Healthcare Trust concludes last open enrollment period

INDIANAPOLIS — At the Nov. 2018 Board meeting, the Christian Church Healthcare Benefit Trust (CCHCBT) Trustees voted to close the plan to new enrollees beginning Jan. 1, 2019. This recommendation was based on research from long-time healthcare consultants, LHD, and included a conversation with the Administrative Committee of the General Board at its Oct. 2018 […]

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Posted on January 3, 2019
Filed under: General Ministries
General Minister and President offers New Year’s resolutions to reconnect

“I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to […]

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2019 General Assembly education includes training

Education at the General Assembly will be a bit different this year. Some classes will be the traditional 60-90 minutes. Some classes will stretch across several days. This is to accommodate a new feature of the event – classes that count! If you need pro-reconciliation/anti-racism training, we have a class for you. Clergy who need regular boundary training for […]

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Posted on December 31, 2018
Filed under: General Assembly, Resources, Youth
Disciples, United Church of Canada shape unique ecumenical partnership

In 2016, The United Church of Canada and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) began conversations about how to deepen the partnership between the two communions in North America and beyond. The United Church of Canada and the United Church of Christ in the USA had reached a “full communion” agreement the year before that […]

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Posted on December 24, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Assembly, General Ministries
Christian Church Homes seeks new President/CEO

Established in 1961, Christian Church Homes (CCH) is a non-profit organization founded as an outreach of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a mainline Protestant Christian denomination that is congregationally governed. CCH has now expanded and works with a variety of religious and secular organizations. CCH has been building and managing affordable housing communities where seniors can live and […]

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Posted on December 18, 2018
Filed under: General Church Positions
GMP offers Advent message

This message is also available via video. Transcript of video distributed November 2018. PDF Hello Disciples, I’m Terri Hord-Owens, your General Minister and President.  For the past 16 months I have been traveling across the church in all of the US and Canada visiting with your congregations, your regional assemblies, our racial ethnic assemblies, the […]

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