Disciples News Service

Global Ministries abide with cyclone survivors

Submitted by Global Ministries When Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique and Zimbabwe last month, Rev. Marco Cable, Global Ministries Area Executive for Africa, suddenly found himself inundated with emails, texts, phone calls, and WhatsApp messages. Some came from global partners, while others came from congregations connected to Global Ministries. He has since been working diligently to […]

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Posted on March 29, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
Disciples Women participate in United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women

Submitted by Disciples Women Three Disciples Women representatives attended the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations headquarters, March 11-22, along with representatives of member states and other UN entities and organizations. Accredited organizations in good standing with UN’s Economic and Social Council may designate representatives to […]

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Posted on March 25, 2019
Filed under: General Ministries
Arizona pastor’s ministry transforms with building

When First Christian Church in Glendale, AZ, closed and transformed their building into the Glendale Mission and Ministry Center, they had a natural choice to lead the new project. Their associate minister Rev. Kega Nasios now serves as the program director at Glendale, which celebrated its first full year of operation in the fall of […]

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Posted on March 8, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, People, Regions
Greater Kansas City region launches anti-racism initiative

A renewed focus on anti-racism efforts in the Greater Kansas City region grew out of their New and Transforming Church commission. “When we asked ourselves, ‘what kind of new churches are we being called to start?’” Regional Minister Rev. Bill Rose-Heim remembers, “we knew a new church would take seriously the four priorities of the […]

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Posted on March 6, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, Regions, Resources
Southeast Regional Fellowship holds collaboration event

Submitted by Rev. John Mobley, regional minister for Alabama/Northwest Florida Leaders from the eight southeastern regions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) gathered at Christmount in Black Mountain, NC, for a collaboration event on Feb. 28-March 2, 2019. A variety of leaders, elected officers, and several regional ministry staff persons from the SERF regions […]

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Posted on March 4, 2019
Filed under: Regions
Compassion inspires Florida church’s generosity

Submitted by Rev. Richard Hull, Interim Minister at First Christian Church Last June a major portion of a stately live oak fell across the driveway at First Christian Church in Jacksonville, Florida. The cost to remove it was $2,500. At that point the congregation’s finances were stretched, and it didn’t have the money needed. Week of […]

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Posted on February 27, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries
Tougaloo College formalizes affiliation with Disciples

from Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) Higher education has been a priority of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) from the earliest days of the movement. Alexander Campbell once said, “Colleges and churches go hand in hand in the progress of Christian civilization.” It is that idea and vision that has propelled Disciples across […]

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Posted on February 22, 2019
Filed under: General Board, General Ministries, Higher Education