Disciples News Service

Rev. Dr. Chris Hobgood, former GMP, passes

The Rev. Dr. William Chris Hobgood, former general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) passed into new life in Christ May 31, 2019. Hobgood was general minister and president from October 2003 to July 2005. In addition to his work in the general Church, Hobgood was regional minister in Arkansas and […]

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Ministries search for Immigration Response Specialist

Position Announcement Immigration Response Specialist, Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries (Obra Hispana), Disciples Refugee and Immigration Ministries, and the Christian Church Capital Area Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada Applications due by 4:00 PM EST, June 7, 2019 Working in collaboration, the Obra Hispana, Refugee and […]

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Posted on May 30, 2019
Filed under: General Assembly, General Church Positions, General Ministries
Beloved of San Diego: Celebrating grace, inclusion, and compassion

Submitted by New Church Ministry Beloved of San Diego, a progressive ‘and contemplative’ Disciples community in southern California, is unique – in vision, focus and, certainly, origin. It started in 2014 out of the concern of its founding pastor, Dale Suggs, for people who had left two nearby congregations during periods of conflict and never […]

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Posted on May 24, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries
Office of General Minister and President searches for Financial Reporting Accountant

JOB DESCRIPTION Financial Reporting Accountant, Office of the General Minister and President, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Apply here. Summary/Objective Support OGMP in providing treasury & accounting services through budget management, cost controls, financial analysis, reporting to recipients & donors, and accounting procedures. Computerizes, classifies, records, verifies and maintains numerical data for use in maintaining […]

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GMP offers Pentecost message

This message is also available via video. Transcript of video distributed May 2019 Hello Disciples. As we approach the celebration of Pentecost, we are reminded that the Church grew with fire and passion, preaching Jesus crucified, Jesus risen, and Jesus let loose in the world. Peter preached this Gospel message on the day of Pentecost, and […]

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Posted on May 19, 2019
Filed under: From the GMP
MNCC: Founded on service, inclusivity, and ‘standing together’

Submitted by New Church Ministry Multi Nation Christian Church (MNCC) of Kansas City, MO, a Haitian-American congregation, was started back in February 2017 by three pastors looking to make a difference. Later that same year, after Hurricane Maria ravaged the Caribbean, clergy and church members collected donations and sent them to Haiti in support of […]

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Posted on May 17, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries
Texas church conducts survey to better serve community

Three years ago, First Christian Church in Denton, TX, faced a crossroads. They experienced the deaths of several active members of their aging congregation. The church wanted to reach new community members but weren’t sure how. “We faced our own mortality as a congregation,” remembers Senior Minister Rev. Jack Mullins. “We knew we needed to […]

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Posted on May 13, 2019
Filed under: Congregations
SERF regions collaborate on pro-reconciliation/anti-racism

Submitted by Rev. John Mobley, regional minister for Alabama/Northwest Florida Approximately 45 Disciples leaders (clergy and lay) from all across the southeastern United States gathered at Brookhaven Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia, for a two-day “Train the Trainers” event on May 3-4. All of the eight regions included in the Southeast Regional Fellowship (SERF) were […]

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Posted on May 7, 2019
Filed under: Regions
Greater interest in loans prompts higher interest on investments

Submitted by Disciples Church Extension Fund Churches in New York and Florida needed emergency roof repairs. A congregation in Mesa, AZ upgraded its HVAC system. A California church cut utility costs by installing solar panels. A Des Moines congregation remodeled its chancel. And timely loans from Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF) helped make it all […]

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Posted on May 3, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Resources
Training in compassion practice offered

Join Clergy at the Clergy Retreat-Resilient Hearts, Leaders and Communities being offered at Wakonda Christian Church in Des Moines, IA on July 18-20 (just a couple of days before Assembly). You will have an opportunity to find rest, learning and practice compassion while seeking justice. Our keynote speakers include Dr. Christopher Carter from San Diego […]

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Posted on May 2, 2019
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Assembly, General Ministries