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Lexington Theological Seminary opens search for chair in pastoral leadership

Lexington Theological Seminary invites applications for the Donald and Lillian Nunnelly Chair in Pastoral Leadership. Its incumbent will hold a terminal degree in Congregational Studies, Pastoral Leadership, or Practical Theology, with proven experience in congregational leadership in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or in the United Church of Christ, with deep and significant experience […]

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Posted on November 26, 2019
Filed under: General Church Positions, Higher Education
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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Rev. Dr. Chris Hobgood, former GMP, passes

The Rev. Dr. William Chris Hobgood, former general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) passed into new life in Christ May 31, 2019. Hobgood was general minister and president from October 2003 to July 2005. In addition to his work in the general Church, Hobgood was regional minister in Arkansas and […]

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SERF regions collaborate on pro-reconciliation/anti-racism

Submitted by Rev. John Mobley, regional minister for Alabama/Northwest Florida Approximately 45 Disciples leaders (clergy and lay) from all across the southeastern United States gathered at Brookhaven Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia, for a two-day “Train the Trainers” event on May 3-4. All of the eight regions included in the Southeast Regional Fellowship (SERF) were […]

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Posted on May 7, 2019
Filed under: Regions
There for the long haul: Week of Compassion continues to help hurricane survivors in Florida

Submitted by Week of Compassion To feel safe… It’s something that many of us take for granted. But for survivors of hurricanes, safety can seem like an unattainable luxury – almost too much to imagine. While initial clean-up from a devastating hurricane may be accomplished in a few months, the long-term consequences last for years. […]

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Posted on February 7, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, People
In pursuit of environmental justice

By the Rev. Teresa Hord Owens As I prepared to speak at the 2019 Greater Kansas City Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Service hosted at Community Christian Church, I saw the news and ensuing controversy of the conflict on the very steps the Rev. Dr. King spoke during the 1963 March on Washington. The juxtaposition […]

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Posted on January 31, 2019
Filed under: From the GMP, General
Annual Year Book connects Disciples congregations and ministries

How do we take a snapshot of our denomination? Where can we find some history on our congregation? How many Disciples congregations are there in my area? What do our general ministries do? These questions and more are answered in the annual Year Book and Directory. The Year Book serves numerous administrative functions, compiling General Board […]

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Posted on January 30, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, General Board, General Ministries, Regions, Resources
Kentucky Disciple encourages grace-filled conversations as political podcast co-host

When Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers started a political podcast in November 2015, they planned to discuss specific policies from their opposing perspectives, providing the nuanced conversations they didn’t hear anywhere else. Instead, Pantsuit Politics, hosted by “Sarah from the Left” and “Beth from the Right,” is more often a discussion of deeper values […]

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Posted on January 11, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, People