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Florida church reinvents itself through partnerships with general ministries

By Jim Cullumber, Christian Church Foundation The Disciples of Christ presence in Naples, FL, is much different today: Instead of meeting in a 22,000 square foot traditional church structure, 60 to 70 worshippers gather in a 5,500-square-foot mall storefront that formerly housed a piano gallery on the north side of Naples. Instead of the patter […]

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Posted on May 4, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People
HOPE Partnership seeks minister of new church strategies

Announcement for Position Opening Minister for New  Church Strategies SUMMARY This position provides overall strategic oversight of the Disciples New Church Movement at the General Church level. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. Implements the General church strategy for planting 1000 congregations by 2020; Works with Regional Ministers and […]

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Posted on April 6, 2016
Filed under: General, General Church Positions, General Ministries
Coastal Plains Disciples organize ecumenical response to Charleston shootings

It started with a phone call. Rev. Herschel Moore, retired associate minister of Bethany Christian Church in Houston called Rev. Marilyn Fiddmont and her husband, Norman, on June 18, heartbroken over the news of the shootings at Emanuel AME church in Charleston, SC.  Moore wanted to reach out share in our pain, anger or whatever we […]

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Posted on June 30, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, People, Regions
Ministries rally around Mississippi church

Real Faith Christian Church in Clarksdale, MS, had fallen victim to a string of disasters during a building project. Several Disciple ministries banded together to help get Real Faith into a fully renovated building for Easter Sunday. Partnerships included many, many individuals and groups from across the life of Disciples marshaled by Disciples Volunteering, staff […]

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Posted on April 13, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, People, Regions