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“Rejoice?”: reflection from Green Chalice

Submitted by Rev. Carol Devine, Minister of Green Chalice Rejoice? The last decade was the hottest on record and included an unprecedented number of deadly hurricanes, floods, superstorms, and fires. Climate scientists report that we have ten years to make drastic changes to keep the earth’s rising temperature to well below two degrees Celsius. Eco-anxiety […]

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2020 Special Day Offerings share ‘Rejoice’ theme

While the timing and resources available will be unchanged for congregations, you may notice a theme emerging in the Special Day Offerings of Disciples Mission Fund (DMF) this year. “Rejoice” is woven throughout the Easter season’s lectionary texts, and as we celebrate the culmination of the 2020 Vision, we see so many causes for rejoicing […]

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Posted on February 17, 2020
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Higher Education, Regions, Resources
Disciples Mission Fund makes ministry possible

The past year was full of incredible examples our Church showing up in the world, loving our neighbors, working for justice, and sharing the gospel. This good work is made possible by your congregation’s gifts to Disciples Mission Fund (DMF). In 2019, Disciples responded to the refugee crisis around the world through partnerships fostered through […]

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Free Special Day Offering materials available to order

As you prepare for 2020, update your order for free Special Day Offering materials! For each Special Day Offering (Easter, Pentecost, Thanksgiving, and Christmas), the following materials are available to order on the Disciples Mission Fund website: Bulletin inserts (come in packs of 50) Offering envelopes (come in packs of 50; shipped twice a year […]

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Greater Kansas City region develops congregation transition program

When a pastor resigns or retires, a congregation often faces a major transition. The next steps may feel overwhelming or unclear, but congregations are never alone in these pivotal moments. To facilitate leadership transitions in their congregations, the Greater Kansas City region developed a process to help when a pastor resigns or retires. The first […]

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Posted on December 2, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Regions, Resources
#DMFday gifts impact regional and general ministries

On Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, Disciples gathered online and in-person to celebrate our Church’s past, present, and future with a giving day for Disciples Mission Fund. Coordinated by staff in the Office of General Minister and President, over $25,000 was given by individuals and congregations across the life of the Church on #DMFday. In Indianapolis, […]

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Disciples Mission Fund covenant makes ministry possible

Disciples Mission Fund (DMF) brings the whole Church together, connecting us to the life-giving and life-saving work we have been called to do. Since the mid-1900s, Disciples have used shared funding to facilitate our denomination’s growing cooperation. DMF is a simplified giving option for congregations or individuals that voluntarily share support. Gifts to DMF undergird […]

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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
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