Launching at the 2019 General Assembly, Disciples: Who We Are and What Holds Us Together is a substantial update to Rev. Drs. Michael Kinnamon and Jan Linn’s 2009 work (both published by Chalice Press). While the content is certainly revised, so was the authors’ process. “We realized that, even more than in 2009, two white […]
by Rev. Dr. Timothy M. James, Associate General Minister and Administrative Secretary of the National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada The Real National Emergency Poverty tours of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival Reflections Saturday morning, April 27, 2019, I, with the company of […]
The 2019 Covenant Journal, a report on the 2019 General Board meeting in February, is mailed to each congregation and available for [faicon icon=”file-pdf-o”] download here. View full texts of reports and business items on the General Assembly business page.
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 […]
More than 520 members of the National Convocation were called to action at the 25th Biennial Session in Birmingham, AL, July 19-22. Worship and speakers alike echoed the theme of A Call to Action: Onward Christian Soldiers based on both 2 Samuel 10:12 and Ephesians 6:13. Youth step teams roused worshipers and old favorites like […]
Sometimes the more things change, the more they stay the same. In a project that has spanned over 25 years of cultural and technological changes, the Oldtimers’ Grapevine has, in many ways, remained unchanged. This newsletter, published three times a year and sent to nearly 1,000 subscribers, still exists in only one form – print. […]