The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) is seeking a full time Regional Ministry Associate to join our ministry team. Specifically, to be in relationship with congregations/ministries of our region to promote transformation through attention to spiritual development, healthy congregational systems, and community engagement. The work grows out of our Vision […]
“God’s limitless love is where it all begins, so we must start there. We’re going to be a movement for wholeness a church that acts to dismantle systems of injustice and oppression, not because it’s a political endeavor, but because it’s a moral endeavor. “And God calls us to that work as part of bearing witness of God’s limitless love. We’re […]
A Letter to the Church on Being the Church in This Moment Dear Disciples of Christ, As your Regional Ministry colleagues, we have listened carefully and prayerfully to the questions you are asking about when and how to meet again in person as the Church. We are asking many of the same questions. We miss […]
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Nearly 20 years ago, Rev. Scott Woolridge, associate regional minister for transformation in the Illinois/Wisconsin region, took his first workshop to help Disciples wanting to change how their congregations made decisions and handled conflicts. Following the model developed by Healthy Congregations (an interfaith organization based at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio), Woolridge, and the […]
Submitted by New Church Ministry Sometimes a name says it all. But, sometimes, it only hints at all there is to know. Anew Church is a Chicago-based Disciples ministry serving the residents of the Roseland, Woodlawn, West Pullman, Chatham, and South Shore neighborhoods. The stated mission of this self-described ‘church without walls’ is to “make our […]