Disciples News Service

Reconciliation Ministry celebrates first year of “One Bag of Tea” initiative

The “One Bag of Tea, One Conversation, One Relationship” initiative grew out of Minister of Reconciliation Rev. April Johnson’s own experiences. After 10 years of offering anti-racism trainings, Johnson saw that many participants had never talked about racism in any intentional way. Moreover, trainings were often held in groups of people who had never met […]

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Posted on September 26, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, General Ministries, Resources
Remembering the saints

by Christian Church Foundation staff All Saints Day is more than just the day that comes after Halloween (yes, really!). All Saints Day is an opportunity to celebrate the faithful members of your church who have passed on or those members of your church who have remembered your congregation in their end-of-life plans. Members who […]

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Posted on September 25, 2018
Filed under: General, General Ministries
Caution advised against church email scams

We have heard from several regions, congregations, and even our own general ministries, about a high number of e-mail “spoofing” incidents. At first glance, the e-mail you receive from a trusted leader appears to be legitimate. Here are some tell-tale signs that an email is spam: The actual e-mail address and the name do not match […]

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Posted on September 22, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Resources
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