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The importance of authenticity in leadership: a conversation with Richie Sanchez

This interview originally appeared on the Higher Education & Leadership Ministries (HELM) website. The Disciples Leadership Institute (DLI) brings together emerging Disciples leaders, seeking to deepen understanding and develop relationships across perceived boundaries of race, culture and language. This month a past DLI participant, Richie Sanchez, who has just recently been called to serve as […]

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Posted on October 30, 2019
Filed under: General Ministries, Higher Education, Resources
Pictured accepting the award are Pastor Rebecca Littlejohn, Chair of the Elders Michael Kinnamon, and Outreach Chair Julie Germain
Pacific Southwest congregation honored for homeless ministry work

Submitted by Rev. Rebecca Littlejohn Since 2002, Vista La Mesa Christian Church, in east San Diego County, CA, has opened their doors to neighbors struggling with homelessness for two weeks or more each year, through the Interfaith Shelter Network in their community. Through this program, guests are provided with semi-private rooms overnight, three meals a […]

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Posted on October 25, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical
Pacific Southwest calls regional minister

From the regional website: We are pleased to announce that on Saturday, June 15th, 2019, the Regional Board unanimously and enthusiastically called Rev. Richie Sanchez to serve as the next Regional Minister of the Pacific Southwest Region, and he has accepted the call. Praise God! Richie will complete his service as the Interim Regional Minister […]

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Posted on June 24, 2019
Filed under: General, Regions
Beloved of San Diego: Celebrating grace, inclusion, and compassion

Submitted by New Church Ministry Beloved of San Diego, a progressive ‘and contemplative’ Disciples community in southern California, is unique – in vision, focus and, certainly, origin. It started in 2014 out of the concern of its founding pastor, Dale Suggs, for people who had left two nearby congregations during periods of conflict and never […]

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Posted on May 24, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries
Pacific Southwest region opens search for regional minister

Submitted by the Pacific Southwest region The Board and Search Committee invite nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Regional Minister(s) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Pacific Southwest Region (PSWR). We seek the leader(s) who understand(s) the diverse and changing context of the church and society, and who can […]

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Posted on October 5, 2018
Filed under: Regions
Missiongathering new church model celebrates growth

When Rev. Rich McCullen worked with teenagers at a parachurch organization, he noticed that bringing students to an institutional church was always challenging because there seemed to be a prejudice against those without any religious background. So, McCullen decided to start his own student service. “We wanted to connect ancient Christian spirituality with a modern […]

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Posted on May 23, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People, Regions
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