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General ministries preparing guidance on federal aid

As the United States Federal government response to COVID-19 unfolds, congregations and ministries are asking questions about resources that may be available to 501c3s and employment law matters that should be considered. The financial ministries – Christian Church Foundation, Disciples Church Extension Fund, and Pension Fund of the Christian Church – are partnering to produce […]

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General ministries respond to the COVID-19 outbreak

The Office of General Minister and President (OGMP) is one of many ministries responding to protect the well-being of Disciples across the United States and Canada. “Even as our staff is making every effort to practice social distancing, we are staying in close contact with regions and general ministries to determine how we can support […]

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First response: a behind-the-scenes look at response and resource distribution

Submitted by Week of Compassion There are many phases of disaster response – from the immediate needs of water, food, and shelter, to long-term needs like livelihood programs and psycho-social support – and everything in between. While you often hear stories about the initial responses, and see updates on the progress of rebuilding through Week […]

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Posted on February 10, 2020
Filed under: General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
Disciples invited to Ecumenical Advocacy Days, April 24-27

Since 2003, people of faith from all traditions and walks of life have gathered to learn, worship, and speak out, on issues that impact us all, at Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD). This year’s event is April 24-27 in Washington, DC. The theme of the gathering is “Imagine! God’s Earth and People Restored,” and will focus […]

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Posted on January 17, 2020
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, People, Resources, Young Adult
General Minister & President offers New Year’s greeting

Dear Disciples – A new decade dawns and new possibilities are shooting up all over the Church. Like the stump of Jesse in Isaiah 11 above, we are seeing new energy as Disciples find ways to show up in the world. This passage from the Christmas lectionary is a model for our “movement for wholeness.” […]

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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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HELM Leadership Fellows visit Colombia

This reflection originally appeared on the Higher Education & Leadership Ministries (HELM) website. The HELM Leadership Fellows Program is for undergraduate students who are part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The program aims to develop leaders through an intentional focus on four major areas. The first year of the program focuses on community […]

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Posted on October 30, 2019
Filed under: General Ministries, Higher Education, Overseas Ministries, Young Adult
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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