ChiRhoDisciples Chi Rho Youth Groups are intended for middle school youth in grades six, seven, and eight.

The Mission for Chi Rho Groups of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S. and Canada is to respond to the needs of youth for relationships, events, and opportunities where they can be themselves, discern their gifts, and be empowered to be effective leaders and servants as called by God to be the body of Christ in the world.


Recent Posts

Letter to Congress on Anti-Immigrant Tactics

800 Clergy Sign Letter to Congress Rebuking Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Tactics Letter recommends three congressional actions to end demonizing politics and funding policies that incite violence…

Asylum & Appropriations Alert

Asylum and Appropriations Alert Dec218FINAL2 Tell Congress to Protect Families & Stop Fueling Excessive Detention, Deportation, and Border Militarization: National Faith Call-in Week Dec. 3-7 Images…

Remember the Farmworkers this Thanksgiving

Who Grows Food for our Feasts? and The Cries of the Harvesters. Check out these resources for Thanksgiving.  Who Grows Food for our Feasts?  provides education…

Advent & Epiphany Immigration & Refugee Themed 8 Part Devotions

Please see and share here our 2018 Advent and Epiphany Devotions: Advent 2018 IIC Devotions . This year, we invite you to join in a spiritual…

Bridging the Gap

Each month from March through December of 2018, the DHM Young Adult Commission will be uploading a video about what each of our current 10…

Immigration/Education

I invite you to check out my passion video for the month of August. The fourth in a series started by the Young Adult Commission…

Serving Joyfully

Hi I’m Jessica Braxton! I’m a member of the Young Adult Commission and this is my Passion.

Preparation

Each month from March through December of 2018, the DHM Young Adult Commission will be uploading a video about what each of our current 10…

Unity in a Divided World

Each month from March through December of 2018, the DHM Young Adult Commission will be uploading a video about what each of our current 10…

2018 Advent Resource

The 2018 Advent devotional resource is now available for download.  This year’s writer is Milca Rivera. She is a wife and mother of two, and proud Disciples…

Faith Leaders Support for Asylum Seekers

Learn more about Asylum Seekers, and How You Can Help by going here: https://www.discipleshomemissions.org/missions-advocacy/refugee-immigration-ministries/immigrants/ Rev. Terri Hord Owens joined other national faith leaders this morning…

State by State Fact Sheets About Immigrant Communities

Want to learn more about immigrants in your own state?  Go here for state by state Fact Sheets from the American Immigration Council!

Video Clips

Now available is a list of selected video clips related to multiple immigration and refugee topics. Go here to view.

Refugee Alert! Call Now to Support Refugee Resettlement!

This month, the administration named a refugee resettlement goal that is the historically lowest number ever (only 30,000)–despite the highest number of global refugees than…

Karen Evans, First Christian Church, Des Moines, IA #Pray4Refugees

“My name is Karen Evans.  I’ve had the opportunity to work for the last four years in a volunteer ESL program, and  work with the…

Elder Mike Simonson, Downtown Disciples Church, Des Moines, IA #Pray4Refugees

“I’m Mike Simonson, with Downtown Disciples in Des Moines, and I’m also one of the chairs of the Missions Committee for the Disciples General Assembly…

Rev. Amy Spangler-Dunning, Des Moines, IA #Pray4Refugees

“My name is Amy Spangler-Dunning.  I am a clergy person in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), in the Upper Northwest.  I am also a…

Chrissy Stonebraker-Martinez, Cleveland, OH #Pray4Refugees

“Hi, I’m Chrissy Stonebraker-Martinez, Co-Director, Inter-Religious Task Force on Central America & Colombia in Cleveland, Ohio.  I just want you all to know we have…

Rev. Suzanne Stout, Des Moines, IA #Pray4Refugees

“I am Suzanne Stout, the Pastor of First Christian Church in Des Moines, IA….I have had the opportunity of working with refugees both in Florida…

Rev. Debbie Griffin, Des Moines, IA #Pray4Refugees

“It’s my joy and blessing to be the pastor of Downtown Disciples in Des Moines, Iowa.  I wanted to tell you about two refugees I…

Upper Midwest #Pray4Refugees

“Sometimes we experience things in our lives that you don’t realize the significance of until much later.  I had the privilege of presiding at the…

Chaplains Check-In

Click here to read the latest Chaplains Newsletter!  

Dallas Texas in the Southwest #Pray4Refugees

“Dallas is a city that is reliant on refugees and immigrants, because they define, assist, participate in, and grow our culture.  I can’t imagine a…

Faith Leaders Oppose Historically Low Resettlement Goal for FY19; Urge Administrations to Resettle 75,000

Responding to Secretary Pompeo’s recent press conference that set refugee admissions goal at 30,000 during the worst refugee crisis in human history, members of the…

AZ Region #Pray4Refugees

“As a faith leader, I believe we have a moral obligation to welcome the stranger in our midst. That is why for the past several…

VA Region #Pray4Refugees

“The topic of refugee resettlement is near and dear to my heart.  Our country is a land of opportunity, and I hope a land of…

Northeastern Region #Pray4Refugees

Our Disciples Pastor of Multilingual & Cross-Sectional Worship at Park Avenue Christian Church in NY reminds that, “Refugees are very close to the heart and…

Christian Denominations Join Forces to Call on the White House to #Welcome75k Refugees

Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries sponsors and speaks at a White House Press Conference on September 12 to urge that 75,000 refugees be resettled in…

SW #Pray4Refugees

“Today, I light a candle of prayer for refugees, seeking protection from religious, political, and any form of persecution. Since 1985, our region has been…

Ill./Wis. #Pray4Refugees

“Refugees in this world need our help, desperately. They don’t choose to lose their homes, lifestyle, culture. They leave…because of forces outside of their control….

Oregon/SW Idaho #Pray4Refugees

Rev. Doug Wirt, Co-Regional Minister in the Oregon/Southwest Idaho Region, joins Rev. Terri to #Pray4Refugees and urge the US to resettle at least 75,000 refugees…

NE Region Joins #Pray4Refugees

Rev. Stephanie Kendell, who serves in the NE Region as Exec. Minister of Park Avenue Christian Church in New York City, joins Rev. Terri to…

Join Rev. Terri to #Pray4Refugees

URGE YOUR LEADERS TO RESETTLE AT LEAST 75,000 REFUGEES IN FY2019!    Please join our Disciples General Minister & President, Rev. Terri Hord Owens, as…

Legislative Guidance to End Family Separations and Detention

Watch here the recent webinar of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, called “Family Separation and August Recess Engagement,” to help you prepare for visiting your leaders!:…

2020 Census Counts

If you oppose a Citizenship Question being added to the US Census, you may make your comment heard by going here ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 7TH!…

Families Belong Together

Our Disciples RIM Director helped lead prayers at the Sojourners’ Keep Families Together prayer vigil at the U.S. Capitol on June 30, saying, “God, in…

Saguaro Christian Church Holds Daily Prayer Vigil for Families

Saguaro Christian Church in Tucson, AZ. recently began holding daily prayer vigils in support of separated children and families. See and join them in prayer…

All Rights for All, Without Borders

RIM Director, Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, shares reasons faith partners are against family separation and detention, during The National Press Club launch on June 25…

Join THIS Saturday’s National Day of Action

June 30th will be a National Day of Action to End Family Separation & Detention with events at the White House and 650 Locations Around…

Children, Clergy protest ICE in Capitol with blankets and cages

Please see here a video of Disciples—including RIM Director, Capitol Area Regional Minister, and other Disciples clergy—assisting children, adults, and faith leaders in yesterday’s action…

Young Adults Serving, Learning, and Leading

With the summer season underway, Disciples Volunteering has trained, commissioned, and sent Summer Mission Interns to lead at missions sites. If you are taking a…

Family Separations: A Word to the Church

You are invited to read the “Family Separations: A Word to the Church” and consider signing on in support. We also strongly encourage Disciples to…

Faith and Human Rights Partners in the “Value Our Families” Coalition Raise Concerns About Anti-Immigrant Bills

Washington, D.C., June 13, 2018 — Speaker Paul Ryan has promised his caucus they will vote on at least two anti-immigrant bills next week, as…

Faith Leaders Statement on Family Separations

The Rev. Teresa Hord Owens, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) along with other faith leaders released a statement today…

Five Ways to Help Migrant Dads on Father’s Day

See here for ways you can learn about and help migrant dads who are in detention, are farmworkers, have DACA and TPS, hold H1B Visas,…

National Day of Action for Children

Friday, June 1, please join with faith and human rights partners around the country for a National Day of Action for Children to stop family…

Festival Clergy Hit the Hill to Protect Children!

Some 45 plus clergy participated in the Festival of Homiletics 2018, in Washington, D.C., on May 23. Organizers trained and organized the participation of conference…

Disciples Respond to Anti-Immigrant Comments from President and White House Chief of Staff

In recent days, deeply offensive rhetoric has again been issued against immigrant communities by President Trump and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. Disciples…

Family Belongs Together

RIM Director joins with faith partners in Baltimore to assist Honduran woman in avoiding detention. Marta Rodriguez walked out the front door of the Baltimore…

Guidelines for Same-Gender Services

Please click here for the statement of guidelines by Rev. Thomas A. Yates, Chaplains Endorsing Officer.

Juneteenth Resources

Juneteenth originated in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865. The people of Texas learned that the Civil War had ended and slaves had gained their…

Disciples GMP on a National Mother’s Day Press Call

The Rev. Terri Hord Owens, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, spoke on a…

GMP Responds to Session’s Comments at Border

“The comments by Attorney General Sessions at the border yesterday, which conflated the actions of Central American parents–who are openly presenting themselves to seek safety…

Month of Ramadan

Month of Ramadan resource provides ways that congregations can link with Muslim communities in their areas to engage in Interfaith Iftars. Click here for devotion,…

Pentecost People Called to be Advocates

This Pentecost resource connects the giving of the Advocate spirit with immigrant stories and our calling to serve as an advocate to support families at…

This Mother’s Day, Honor Immigrant Mothers

More immigrant Moms than ever are now in detention & separated from their families. As we gratefully celebrate all MOTHERS, this year we pay special…

Background Handout Resource on TPS

Temporary Protected Status: A Faithful Response to Humanitarian Crises What is TPS (Temporary Protected Status)? Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, is a life-saving immigration program…

Refugee Asks Update

URGE CONGRESS: Ensure the U.S. Resettles at Least 45,000 Refugees in FY2018! Call your senators and representatives today! Host a #WhereRtheRefugees Public Witness Event Plan…

More than 600 Interfaith Leaders and Organizations Fight Together for Honduran TPS Holders

In a letter delivered to the administration on April 27, 2018, 122 faith-based organizations and 518 faith leaders from across traditions stand united in calling…

Stories from People Prohibited by Refugee Bans

Read these stories of individuals and families from the various countries prohibited to enter the US under recent Muslim/Refugee Bans.

Disciples Statement Against End of TPS for Nepalese

“With timing that has painfully come the very day following the devastating earthquakes in Nepal three years ago, we stand as faith partners together with…

Disciples Join Faith Partners in Refugee Foot Washing to Hold Administration Accountable for Record Low Refugee Arrivals

Washington, D.C. – Faith leaders held a footwashing service in the shadow of the White House this afternoon.The biblical practice of footwashing is part of…

Disciples of Christ Respond to Announced End of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians

“I continue to be deeply disturbed by the random choices that this administration makes in removing TPS and other protected statuses. Last night’s decision to…

Liberian “Deferred Enforced Departure” (DED) Resources

The current designation of “Deferred Enforced Departure” (DED) that is currently protecting nearly 4,000 Liberians in the U.S. is set to expire on MARCH 31st. …

4 Urgent Ways to Support Refugees Now

1)  REFUGEE ARRIVALS TO THE U.S. IN THIS FISCAL YEAR HAVE BEEN STAGGERINGLY LOW!  Please help us circulate the below faith leader & faith-based organization…

Register now for the Pre-Convocation Lay & Clergy Leadership Institute

Pre-Convocation Lay and Clergy Leadership Institute 25th Biennial Session of the National Convocation Thursday, July 19, 2018     9 am – 4 pm      Hyatt…

New RIM Resources

Now Available!  Disciples Black Immigrant and Refugee Toolkit!  For a compilation of resources to help your congregation build awareness of and assist Black refugees and…

Indianapolis Disciples of Christ Clergy Join with Other Faith Leaders in Vigil & Civil Disobedience in Support of Dreamers & Immigrant Families

Today, seven Disciples affiliated clergy, Rev. Linda McCrae, Rev. Carolyn Higginbotham, Rev. Jim Higginbotham, Rev. Jon Barnes, Rev. Dawn Barnes, Rev. Sandra Gourdet, and Rev….

Disciples GMP Urges a Solution for Dreamers Who Remain in Limbo

On this day when the President proclaimed DACA protections would end unless a Congressional decision was reached, dreamers remain insecure in the absence of a…

Ash Wednesday Service with Dreamers

Faith Leaders Performed Ash Wednesday Service with Dreamers in Front of Senator McConnell’s and Schumer’s Office to Demand Passage of Dream Act Washington, D.C. (February…

RIM Lenten Resources

Nine Immigration Themed Resources for Lent Encouraging Faith Commitments in Solidarity with Refugees & Immigrants. Go to 2018 Lenten Devotions.

Faith in Action: Caring for Community and Creation

Watch the Caring for Community & Creation video now! 

2018 Lent Resources

2018 Lent Resource — The Rev. Antonio “Tony” Redd, Minister to Christian Education, Evangelism and the Assistant to the Senior Pastor at Second Baptist Church…

Disciples & Interfaith Toolkit: Top 5 Ways to Take Action NOW in 2018

On Jan. 8, 2018, DHS terminated TPS for El Salvador, effective Sept. 9, 2019. As communities of faith, we urge the administration to reinstate TPS…

Week of Action – Jan. 27 to Feb. 3, 2018

One Year of Muslim & Refugee Bans: Showing Up Against Discrimination. toolkit and resources

Clergy, Impacted Immigrants, Faith & Labor Leaders Demand that DHS Extends TPS for 200K Salvadoran Immigrants

Rev. Sharon Stanley-Rea, was among the participants on a press call January 4, to urge the Department of Homeland Security to extend Temporary Protected Status…

Thank You for 2017 & Join Us to Act for Refugees and Immigrants in 2018!

Thank you for your partnership in acting to support refugees and immigrants in 2017–and join us in ongoing actions for justice in 2018!!  Sign up…

Epiphany Devotions for Jan. 4-6

          Join in a 3-part Epiphany devotional series and actions in support of Temporary Protected Status populations for Jan. 4-6.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Resources

The 2018 MLK resources are now available for download.

Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday which celebrates family, community and culture. Celebrated from 26 December thru 1 January, its origins are in…

Advent Devotions

“Welcome to the Manger” is the theme for the 2017 Advent Devotions. Available for download on the Refugee & Immigration website.  Week one: Angels Week…

Advent Resources

Advent begins on Dec. 3, 2017. To download the 2017 Advent Devotional Resources, visit Faith Formation/Christian Education on the DHM website.

Who Grows Food for our Feasts?

These resources provide education and links that help families and congregations build awareness of our dependence upon the gifts and energies of farmworkers; especially as…

Dreamers Welcome At the Table

As we prepare soon to gather around tables again and again during the holiday season, Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries invites your congregation and members…

Active Shooter: How to Respond

Active shooter preparedness Following the tragic loss of life at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, we are all reminded once…

From the President 11-4-2017

Sotello’s Inspiration and Thanks! I am grateful for the privilege of connecting with our whole church on this platform of ministry as President of Disciples…

From the President 10-21-2017

Call to Prayer and Action Dear Disciples This is a call to prayer and action! We are Christ’s disciples and that’s a big deal in…

From the President 10-5-2017

An outpouring of our churches and her general and regional expressions are praying for and responding to the devastation in the wake of hurricanes Harvey,…

Haitian TPS Alert

Dear Disciples Friend, Right now, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering whether or not to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians in…

Christian Leaders Arrested for Peaceful Capitol Hill Protest in Support of Dream Act

Disciples are among Christian leaders and activists who held hands and sang in an unlawful demonstration inside of the Russell Senate office building in Washington,…

Praying with Dreamers Week #Faith4Dream Oct. 29 – Nov. 4

Prepare now to plan Dream Sabbath Events! Check out these resources for ways you can participate.

Rev. Sharon Stanley-Rea Among DC-Area Clergy to Hold White House Rally to Save TPS ​​

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, October 17th at 11 a.m., local interfaith clergy will host a rally to call on the Trump administration to preserve Temporary…

Reflections from Conference on Migration, Borders & Reception

The Rev. Sharon Stanley-Rea traveled to Italy to participate in “Living and Witnessing the Border.” An International Conference on Migration, Borders and Reception, September 29…

Join October 2nd Immigration & Refugee Webinar and participate in Dream Sabbath

Join the Interfaith Immigration Coalition for this webinar to learn how communities of faith can participate in “Dream Sabbath” events that lift up the stories,…

RIM Wrap: Sept. 28 Refugee Program

Please Help Stop the Dismantling of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program and Share Your Heart to Welcome Refugees A Refugee Admissions Goal of 45,000 Is…

Sept. 27 CWS Press Release on Refugee Resettlement Program

CONGRESSWOMAN SCHAKOWSKY,  FAITH LEADERS, AND REFUGEES URGE CONGRESS TO STOP TRUMP FROM SHUTTING THE DOOR ON REFUGEES On morning of the Trump administration’s consultation with…

Helping after Disaster

Friends (for #3, below): Disciples Volunteering has created a link for gathering email addresses, in order to update those who are interested in serving with…

Sharon Stanley-Rea on DACA Decision

Hear from Rev. Sharon Stanley-Rea in an interview with Sojourners on September 5, decision about DACA.

General Minister and President offers thoughts about DACA

On Tuesday, Sept. 5, the U.S. administration announced an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that has protected children brought to…

Urgent: DACA & TPS Recipients at Great Risk: Ways Disciples Can Help!

Please sign the faith letter & call your leaders today & tomorrow to urge DACA not to be ended, join our DACA & TPS Emergency…

Disaster Donations

The rain is still falling from Hurricane Harvey and the worst is not over for many, many communities. People are rightly asking how they can…

From the President 8-13-2017

June 21, 2017 marked the 125th anniversary of Reinhold Niebuhr’s birth. Many of you are aware of the Serenity Prayer: “God grant me the serenity…

From the President 7-23-2017

I have a few questions for you during these lazy days of July: Why do you go to church? Do you go to be berated?…

From the President 7-9-2017

The preacher’s challenge to the people must always be: “Dare to be different.” Be the you God created you to be and not the you…

From the President 6-25-2017

The other day I started thumbing through sermons preached over the last 43+ years of my ministry. One caught my attention. It was delivered to…

From the President 6-11-2017

There are two things I know that can help improve congregational morale and lead to significant investment in a congregation’s future. They do not come…

From the President 5-28-2017

For those of you who think a mission (or vision statement) will chart the course of your congregation and its leadership into the future, I…

From the President 5-14-2017

Some years ago Brian Stanley, professor of world Christianity at the University of Edinburgh, cited a November 1884 issue of the Juvenile Missionary magazine, the…

From the President 4-23-2017

Some years ago, Peter Vardy, wrote a little book entitled, An Introduction to Kierkegaard. In it Vardy writes:                  “For Kierkegaard, there is nothing higher…

“Immigrant Welcoming” Resolution Passes at General Assembly

On Monday, July 10th, Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries’ Director joined with Immigration Legal Counsel, the National Benevolent Association, the Central Pastoral Office office of…

Thank you Mission Servants!

Mission opportunities were abundant at General Assembly, and Assembly goers responded in force! Thanks to all who stepped up and offered your time and talents…

Webinars on July 10th & 13th

Join the webinar on July 10th and 13th to help immigrants and learn about sanctuary. July 10 Interfaith Immigration Coalition Webinar “5 Ways We Can…

General Assembly Alerts

Go here for Summer Recess Toolkit and Alerts for Refugees, Immigrants, Farmworkers, and TPS Recipients. Summer Action Grassroots Toolkit Disciples: Call to Support Refugees Now!…

Families Rally in Front of White House to Protest Trump Administration’s Aggressive Tactics to Deport Loved Ones to Cambodia

RIM’s Director (a board member with Southeast Asian Resource Action Center) was grateful to join this a.m. in speaking at Press Conference outside the White…

Faith Leaders Stand Against Scotus Ruling on Refugee and Muslim Ban Executive Order

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151 FAITH LEADERS STAND AGAINST SCOTUS RULING ON REFUGEE AND MUSLIM BAN EXECUTIVE ORDER Call on…

Disciples Statement in Response to Supreme Court Ruling re: Refugee and Muslim Bans

Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minister and President, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Rev. Dr. Ronald Degges, President, Disciples Home Missions “Disciples are a…

From Student Visa to Green Card

From Student Visa to Green Card is now scheduled for Monday, July 10 at 5:00 p.m.— Calling all seminary students! Please join Disciples Immigration Legal…

CWS Statement on 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling Against President Trump’s Rewritten Refugee Ban ​

“The courts have spoken yet again in favor of justice and humanity. As CWS has maintained since January, President Trump’s ill-advised travel ban should never…

Juneteenth

The 2017 Juneteenth resource is available for download. It is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back…

4th Circuit Federal Appeals Court Upholds Block on Trump’s Travel Ban

The Disciples RIM Staff celebrates the 4th Circuit Appeals Court ruling in Richmond, Va. on May 25 that upheld a lower court ruling which had…

#ToImmigrantsWithLove

Join the new #ToImmigrantsWithLove letter writing campaign, sponsored by Define American and I Am An Immigrant.  Through it, you can write an electronic letter that…

New! Refugees Welcome Summer Legislator Postcard!!

Please deliver to, scan and email, or mail your national, state, and local legislators these postcards that indicate your support for refugees, and share how…

More Than 400 Faith Leaders & Organizations Nationwide Urge Support for Haitians at Risk for Deportation

Call on DHS Secretary Kelly to extend Temporary Protected Status for Haiti for another 18 months WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 2, 2017) — CWS and Catholic…

Stop DHS From Deporting Somalis

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently apprehended, detained and deported Somali individuals back to their home country. These Somalis are asylum seekers, asylees,…

Peace Poles Listings

Disciples and United Church of Christ Holy Season Statement on Violence in the Middle East and Refugees

In the beginning of Holy Week, marking the entry of Jesus to Jerusalem, his suffering and his death, we watch with sadness and grief the…

Disciples Rally 4 Family Justice

Join us in unity at the start of General Assembly in Indianapolis on Saturday, July 8, 2017, from 3 to 5 p.m., for a Disciples…

Statement on Violence in the Middle East and Refugees

Disciples and United Church of Christ Holy Season Statement on Violence in the Middle East and Refugees In the beginning of Holy Week, marking the…

From the President 4-9-2017

Arie Brouwer, Reformed theologian and former general secretary of the Reformed Church in America, former deputy general of the World Council of Churches, and former…

From the President 3-26-2017

Somewhere along the way I came across a list of “intentionally ambiguous job recommendations.” See if you recognize any of these. First the recommendation and…

From the President 3-12-2017

  I am reminded today about the story of the Sunday school teacher who was carefully explaining the biblical account of Elijah the Prophet and…

From the President 2-26-2017

In his address to the entering Freshman Class of 2020 at Yale University, President of Yale University, Peter Salovey, spoke about “Countering False Narratives.” Let’s…

From the President 2-12-2017

Peter Marty, Publisher of The Christian Century, offers some of what he calls “Christian convictions,” “to share with friends appalled by, or thrilled with, Trump’s…

Message from NFWM Board

At the recent National Farm Workers Ministry (NFWM) board meeting in Fresno, California January 24 to 31, 2017, the board would like to share the…

2017 Lent Resource

Written by the Rev. Courtney Richards, Connections Pastor at Harvard Avenue Christian Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Richards has served at Harvard Avenue since the fall of…

Disasters & Climate Change

Green Chalice is spearheading an effort to bring a resolution to the General Assembly this summer “Concerning Carbon Neutrality.” Disciples Volunteering supports this resolution because climate…

From the President 1-22-2017

I can think of no better time than the beginning of a New Year to think about the peace of Christ. If we ever needed…

From the President 1-8-2017

At the beginning of this New Year, let me offer you a tutorial on foolishness to guide you through the next twelve months. I conjecture…

Summer Mission Interns

Applications are now being received for Disciples Summer Mission Interns. Interns are matched with Mission Sites around the country to provide servant leadership, often with…

2017 Mission Trips

Where will you serve in 2017? No doubt there are countless ways to serve your community, through your church and community organizations. Have you considered…

Videos featuring GMP, Sharon Watkins

Videos featuring General Minister and President, Sharon Watkins Holy Ground Video Faith Climate Call

First Christian Church, Black Mountain

First Christian Church, Blackmountain, NC goes solar! Read More.

ButterfliesEffect Change

#ButterfliesEffect Change Get inspired! Watch and share the #ButterfliesEffect video now:

American Climate Leadership Summit 2016

On behalf of the Steering Committee, The Nature Conservancy, Climate Reality, and all of us at ecoAmerica, thank you for attending the American Climate Leadership…

Behind the Braids tour takes the Mid-Atlantic by storm!

Shout out to National Farm Workers Ministry Board members, the Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director of Refugee & Immigration Ministries for the Christian Church (Disciples…

Disciples Presence at Standing Rock

As this post is being released, a group of Disciples have made plans to travel to Standing Rock and visibly represent the Christian Church (Disciples of…

Prayer & Prepare

Our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by Hurricane Matthew and those who remain in its path. This was the third strongest storm to…

Help Needed in Eureka, MO

The following appeal comes from our partners at the Missouri Interfaith Disaster Response Organization. If you are able to respond, use the contact information at…

Relief Assistance Needed in Louisiana

In August, southern Louisiana experienced devastating flooding, with impacted homes receiving anywhere from a few inches of flood water up to 8 feet. With more than…

The Sakuma Bros. Berry Farm/Driscoll’s Boycott Ends with an Agreement! Please celebrate with us this word of victory for farmworker rights from our partners with…

Disaster Recovery Support Initiative – Now Hiring

The Disaster Recovery Support Initiative (DRSI) is a new collaborative effort between the United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries, Church of the Brethren Disaster Ministries,…

Training for Servant Leaders now Available

Disciples Volunteering supports a wide variety of mission opportunities and service projects with congregations, regions, and ecumenical partners. Often, these projects require the presence of…

Mission Teams needed in SC, TX

Disciples disaster response is serving with the people and neighbors of Columbia, SC, which suffered massive flooding last October, and Rowlett, TX, where a tornado struck…