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North Carolina congregation partners with general ministries to develop stewardship plan

Congregational transformation doesn’t always require immense creativity or large-scale programs. Instead, important growth can be the result of subtle changes made largely on paper. Reaching out for help is a critical first step. For First Christian Church in Greenville, NC, it was a simple recommendation that made all the difference. At their 2018 homecoming service, […]

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Posted on October 16, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Regions, Resources
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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Center for Faith and Giving launches consulting program for congregations

For leaders at the Center for Faith and Giving, stewardship is about far more than raising money to pay the bills or develop a project. “It’s about living the vision,” says Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, minister for faith and giving. Since 2010, Barkhauer has worked to engage our Church in conversations about transformative generosity and stewardship. […]

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Remembering the saints

by Christian Church Foundation staff All Saints Day is more than just the day that comes after Halloween (yes, really!). All Saints Day is an opportunity to celebrate the faithful members of your church who have passed on or those members of your church who have remembered your congregation in their end-of-life plans. Members who […]

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Posted on September 25, 2018
Filed under: General, General Ministries
Week of Compassion Committee holds spring meeting

submitted by Week of Compassion Almost exactly eight months since the Las Vegas mass shootings, the Week of Compassion Committee held its Spring meeting at First Christian Church, Las Vegas, May 29-31, 2018. Senior Pastor Steve Willis graciously hosted the Committee, and thanked them for coming to Las Vegas as a sign of solidarity with […]

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Posted on June 4, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries
Interministry meeting results in global change

It happened at a run-of-the-mill meeting of the general ministry leaders. Rev. Pat Donahoo was reporting on the emphasis Disciples Women have been putting on human trafficking and some of the horrific facts surrounding the plight of people caught in the many forms of forced labor, fraudulent contracts and outright slavery. “I was horrified and […]

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Posted on May 29, 2018
Filed under: General, General Ministries