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Greater Kansas City region launches anti-racism initiative

A renewed focus on anti-racism efforts in the Greater Kansas City region grew out of their New and Transforming Church commission. “When we asked ourselves, ‘what kind of new churches are we being called to start?’” Regional Minister Rev. Bill Rose-Heim remembers, “we knew a new church would take seriously the four priorities of the […]

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Posted on March 6, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, Regions, Resources
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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Easter special offering calls Disciples together

In nearly every corner of the world, Disciples are making a difference. Congregations, groups, and individuals all across the U.S. and Canada, and their mission partners around the globe, are bringing wholeness to their communities. We serve meals to local homeless populations, tutor students after school, and speak out on issues impacting our neighborhoods. We […]

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Posted on March 23, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries
National Convocation men’s group leads month of service

Submitted by National Convocation Disciples Men The National Convocation Disciples Men (NCDM) are spending the month of November in service to communities across the nation. Whether the efforts are building repairs, food distribution, community gardens, voter registration, prison ministry, or sports clinics, NCDM network participants are committing to at least four hours of service, with […]

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Posted on November 16, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries
2017 marks milestones in National Convocation history

The 2017 General Assembly marks several significant milestones in the history of the denomination’s relationship with the National Convocation, a movement of collaboration for African-American congregations and leaders. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Christian Missionary Convention (now the National Convocation), a group of African-American churches, brought together by […]

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Posted on June 6, 2017
Filed under: General Assembly, General Ministries
Celebrating history: National Convocation

by Timothy James and Communication Ministries staff The National Convocation (NC) is a ministry of Disciples’ African-American constituency that has evolved in the Disciples by way of struggle and determination. Leaders of the NC often say, “We go way back.”  Their Disciple spiritual ancestors were part of the early congregations on the frontier, at Cane […]

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Posted on December 20, 2016
Filed under: General, Office of the General Minister and President