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Illinois/Wisconsin region uses Healthy Congregations model to encourage conversation

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 […]

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Posted on December 4, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Regions, Resources
Anew Church: Welcoming all to a new worship experience

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 […]

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Posted on June 4, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Young Adult, Youth
Disciples speaking out this spring

Disciples have been getting up and out into their communities a lot in the last few weeks. Issues including gun violence, racism, poverty, and education have all motivated action from congregations coast to coast. Here is just a sample of activities to show the breadth of Disciples responses. March for Our Lives  |  Act to […]

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Chi Rho campers reunite after 50 years

Submitted by Rev. Bruce D. Ervin We picked up right where we left off. That was my sense as I looked around the table as a group of former Chi Rho campers gathered for dinner, 50 years after we’d last been together at camp. Folks engaged in spirited conversation, enjoying each other’s company. It was […]

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Posted on January 23, 2018
Filed under: People, Regions, Youth