Disciples News Service

Virginia congregation to donate $200,000 to local causes

Submitted by Rev. Hollie Woodruff, Seventh Street Christian Church On Sunday, May 12, Seventh Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Richmond, VA will donate over $200,000 to area agencies that support housing, care and services for the elderly. The donation will be split equally among the following organizations: Better Housing Coalition, Rebuilding Together Richmond, Saint […]

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Posted on April 30, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General, Uncategorized
Associate General Minister participates in poverty tour

by Rev. Dr. Timothy M. James, Associate General Minister and Administrative Secretary of the National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada  The Real National Emergency Poverty tours of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival Reflections Saturday morning, April 27, 2019, I, with the company of […]

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Campground blessing region into the future

For 66 years, Barbee Christian Camp was a touchstone for campers across the Indiana region. A new partnership with an interdenominational camping center, the Geneva Conference Center in northern Indiana, led to a decision to close and sell the camp, even as camping operations in southern Indiana continued at the Bedford Christian Camp. So, what […]

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Ministry leaders partner on national parks devotional

Over a decade in the making, America’s Holy Ground: 61 Faithful Reflections on Our National Parks is the result of a partnership between Brad Lyons and Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, the leaders of Chalice Press and the Center for Faith and Giving, respectively. The idea first came in 2007 when Barkhauer spent a sabbatical exploring and experiencing […]

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Posted on April 24, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, People, Resources
Georgia pastor conducts ministerial gender experiment online

Rev. Melissa Fain has long known that people view her pastoral calling differently because she’s a woman. Last year, she decided to put that personal understanding to the test with a digital experiment. As a minister of the online Fig Tree Christian Church, she’s spent significant time ministering in digital spaces. She conducted her research […]

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Posted on April 18, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, People
NBC to feature Chalice Press author in kick off of weekly faith series

Submitted by Chalice Press A Chalice Press author gaining national recognition for sharing her story of forgiving the white supremacist who murdered her mother and two cousins will be profiled on NBC’s Today on Good Friday. Sharon Risher’s book, For Such a Time as This: Hope and Forgiveness after the Charleston Massacre, will be available from Chalice Press […]

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Posted on April 16, 2019
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries, People, Resources
Holy Week 2019 message from the General Minister and President

Dear Church – We are approaching Easter, a time when faith communities and families gather to celebrate the joy that we have in the saving grace and resurrection of Jesus. We are also distinctly aware of new life with the signs of spring surrounding us in God’s good creation. I love this text from the […]

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Disciples Home Missions launches leader development resource

If your ministry needs resources or help designing resources for leader development around evangelism, social justice; men’s ministry; women’s ministry; youth ministry – you name the interest, then Disciples Home Missions’ (DHM) new Leadership Initiative Team (LIT) is available to help. LIT is convened by Disciples Home Missions and involves a collaboration of leaders in […]

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Disciples leaders receive honor from Morehouse College

Submitted by Rev. Dr. Timothy James, Associate General Minister and Administrative Secretary to the National Convocation “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.” James 4:10 Congratulations are truly in order for our General Minister and President, the Rev. Terri Hord Owens and Rev. Dr. William Crowder, pastor of the Park Manor Christian Church […]

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NBA and partner ministries abide together to meet community needs

Submitted by National Benevolent Association Your gifts to Disciples Mission Fund (DMF) and the Easter Special Offering support the National Benevolent Association (NBA) and Disciples health and social service ministries, as we abide together in the life-giving and life-saving work we have been called to do. The NBA Mental Health Initiative connects Disciples working to counter […]

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Posted on April 8, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Regions, Resources