Disciples News Service

10 steps toward disaster preparedness

from Week of Compassion Thinking about preparing your church for a disaster can be overwhelming. How can leaders begin such a big task with so many variables and unknowns? The best way to begin is simply to begin! Every step you take toward preparedness, even small steps, will help protect people and assets and–most importantly–better […]

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Posted on January 16, 2020
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, Resources
Join the conversation about a long-standing injustice

The Doctrine of Discovery has profoundly affected the way that Indigenous peoples have been perceived by non-Indigenous peoples. Succinctly put, beginning with papal decrees as early as the 15th century – around the time European explorers were landing in the Americas – Western cultures have pressed Western practices upon the people already residing here and […]

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Posted on January 15, 2020
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Assembly, General Ministries, Resources
No one excluded from God’s love

A joint reflection of faith from General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens, and AllianceQ Executive Director and Minister Melissa Guthrie Loy From Terri Hord Owens “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.  Just as I have loved you, you should also love one another.  By this everyone will know that […]

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Posted on January 13, 2020
Filed under: From the GMP, General Assembly
Upper Midwest region hosts youth camp at Standing Rock reservation

Rev. Dr. Laurie Pound Feille, senior minister at First Christian Church in Minneapolis, first visited the Standing Rock reservation (stretching over 3,500 miles in North and South Dakota) in November 2016. As part of an ecumenical clergy visit, she stood in support of the Sioux Tribe protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on […]

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Posted on January 3, 2020
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Assembly, People, Regions, Young Adult, Youth
Season for connection continues

The last six weeks or so have been full of connections associated with the holiday season. But the connections we share across the expressions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) don’t stop there. Annually, congregations are asked to reaffirm their connection with the general and regional expressions via the Year Book and Directory data […]

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Interim administrative secretary sought for National Convocation

Applications due March 31, 2020 The National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Board of Trustees has begun the search for the position of Interim Administrative Secretary. The Interim Administrative Secretary will provide the leadership, management and vision necessary to undergird the ministries of the National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of […]

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General Minister & President offers New Year’s greeting

Dear Disciples – A new decade dawns and new possibilities are shooting up all over the Church. Like the stump of Jesse in Isaiah 11 above, we are seeing new energy as Disciples find ways to show up in the world. This passage from the Christmas lectionary is a model for our “movement for wholeness.” […]

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Blessing or burden: Endowment funds

by the Christian Church Foundation Endowment funds for a congregation can be a blessing or a burden. At the Christian Church Foundation, we work with church leaders to make endowment and permanent funds a blessing. A good endowment process begins with a permanent fund policy. Our development team provides resources to your leaders for the […]

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Posted on December 30, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, Resources
Disciples Mission Fund makes ministry possible

The past year was full of incredible examples our Church showing up in the world, loving our neighbors, working for justice, and sharing the gospel. This good work is made possible by your congregation’s gifts to Disciples Mission Fund (DMF). In 2019, Disciples responded to the refugee crisis around the world through partnerships fostered through […]

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