Disciples News Service

Kentucky church offers welcome home for immigrants

When Foster Frimpong immigrated to Lexington, KY from Ghana in 2009, he vowed to start a church in his new community. He began his ministry by praying with other immigrants in their homes. As he met more people, he discovered that many were looking for a gathering place to continue worship practices from their home […]

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Posted on June 27, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, People, Regions
Report from the Road: March 12-18 with NBA

In March 2018, General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens traveled across the United States with the National Benevolent Association (NBA). While on this trip, Rev. Owens listened to and learned from NBA partner organizations, XPLOR Residents, and congregations. The videos below share glimpses from their trip. Overview of the March 2018 trip Rev. […]

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UCC and Disciples leaders on North Korea: Peace is a process

Leaders of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) issued this statement following the summit meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un which resulted in an understanding that Pyongyang would work toward denuclearization and the United States would end joint military exercises with South Korea. […]

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GMP joins letter to Nicaraguan leader

June 12, 2018. Your Excellency Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes Solorzano, President Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua Managua Nicaragua Grace and peace of the Lord for this time of crisis and challenges for the people of Nicaragua. We, the General Ministers and Presidents of both the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S. and Canada and […]

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Posted on June 12, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, From the GMP, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
Capital Area church creates “prayground” for children

For Fairfax Christian Church, listening is an important part of worshiping in community. To solicit suggestions for improvements, the church office conducted a congregational survey in 2017. One congregant’s response immediately captured the attention of the church’s leaders. That member missed listening to something more specific at church: the sounds of children. Three years earlier, […]

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Posted on June 11, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, People, Resources, Youth
New webinar series offers practical tips

Introducing a new webinar series sponsored by Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation’s New Church Ministry… New Church Hacks. Hosted by Pastor Terrell L McTyer, Minister of New Church Strategies, New Church Hacks provides practical (and sometimes peculiar) prompts for churches from start to restart. Why only do new or better when you can be both! NCH is […]

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Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries
Faith leader statement on family separations

More information on the issue available on the Refugee & Immigration Ministry webpage Recently, the Administration announced that it will begin separating families and criminally prosecuting all people who enter the U.S. without previous authorization. As religious leaders representing diverse faith perspectives, united in our concern for the wellbeing of vulnerable migrants who cross our borders […]

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Posted on June 7, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, From the GMP, General
Green Chalice minister reflects on Poor People’s Campaign

By Rev. Carol Devine, Green Chalice This week, the fourth of six, Disciples in over 30 state Capitals and Washington D.C. marched, rallied and participated in direction action to bring attention to the issues around healthcare and the environment. I joined in the efforts in Kentucky on behalf of Green Chalice. Rev. Dr. William Barber, II, […]

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Posted on June 6, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, People
Melvin named North Carolina regional minister

The “new” settled regional minister for North Carolina is a familiar face to that region. This bridge-builder is the first woman and first African American to lead the region. Bishop Valerie Melvin will be installed on June 30. She has been associate regional minister in the region since 2007. Melvin is a living bridge between […]

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Posted on June 5, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, People, Regions