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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
Rev. Lori Tapia elected as first female National Hispanic Pastor

En español por debajo The 2018 Hispanic and Bilingual Assembly, hosted by the Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries (Obra Hispana), in Tempe, AZ, was full of nuevos comienzos (new beginnings). The event’s theme was most evident in the election of Rev. Lori Tapia as the first female National Hispanic Pastor, the executive leader of Obra Hispana. […]

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Posted on July 17, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries, People
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
Immersion project aims at storytelling

The Pacific South West Region (PSWR) is organizing an immigration immersion experience for young adults this summer. Rev. BJ Barlow, PSWR staff, has secured a grant to make the July 25-Aug. 4 event financially affordable for ten participants ages 18-35 from across the U.S. and Canada. Applications are due March 31. “We are looking for […]

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Posted on February 8, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries, Regions, Young Adult
Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens, Rev. Lori Tapia, National Pastor for Hispanic Ministries, and Dr. Cynthia Hale, Founding Pastor, Ray of Hope Christian Church were signatories to the following statement of a group of clergy and religious leaders called The Circle of Protection. A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches […]

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Disciples leaders respond to withdrawal of TPS for Salvadorans

General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens joined a press call about the decision from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans on Sept. 9, 2019. In addition, Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director of Refugee & Immigration Ministries for Disciples Home Missions, Rev. Lori Tapia, National Pastor […]

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Posted on January 10, 2018
Filed under: From the GMP, General Ministries
Bible at center of games

In 1994, Pastor David Huegel was noodling over how to get his children engaged in reading the Bible. His quest led him to develop Bible Olympics. Since that time hundreds of kids and adults have participated in the meets and pumped up their Biblical literacy. Each meet of five to seven teams covers a single […]

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Posted on November 17, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, People, Regions, Youth
Peace in the midst of the storm

Submitted by Global Ministries “This morning when I went out to the patio of my home I looked at an old familiar oak tree. I had never seen him so bare of leaves and branches. The winds of the hurricane left him like this. Before the hurricane, it was always green and its flowers were beautiful. […]

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Posted on October 4, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries, Resources