Christian Church in Nebraska
eUpdate: Keeping Disciples Informed
A Covenant Community
Richard Hull, Interim Regional Minister
“God has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant” 2 Corinthians 3: 5-6
I am old enough to remember when those of us in The Christian Church referred to ourselves as “A Brotherhood.” The term faded away as we became more sensitive about inclusive language. But we used that term because we didn’t like the term, “denomination.”
We Disciples have always sought to be a catalyst for the unity of the church. We didn’t want to see ourselves as a separate part of the church. Disciple congregations have talked about living as a “covenant community.” We relate to each other out of devotion to a common cause not by organizational structures that “own” us. I like to say that Disciples are a “bottom up, not a top down organization.” We work together to create ministries of service through Regions, Camps, Global Missions, Colleges and Universities, acts of Benevolence and Compassion and New Congregations.
I talked with a woman recently who belongs to an “independent, non-denominational” congregation. She did not know that other churches have structures to whom to turn in times of difficulty or ways to share their gifts.
I have been impressed by the competent ways our Nebraska congregations “covenant” to build up the whole church of Jesus Christ from each congregation’s doorstep to the ends of the earth.
Congregations Support Disciple Mission through Easter Offering
2018 Easter Special Offering
Your congregation’s participation in the Easter Offering helps bring life, love and learning through the general ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Ministries that receive funding from the Easter Offering include: the Center for Faith and Giving, Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries, Communication Ministries, Council on Christian Unity, Disciples Church Extension Fund / Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation, Disciples of Christ Historical Society, Disciples Home Missions, Disciples Women, Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries, Higher Education and Leadership Ministries, National Benevolent Association, National Convocation, North American Pacific/Asian Disciples, and Treasury Services.
Regional Board Schedules Meeting with New Regional Minister
Regional Moderator Sue Furman has chosen May 19 as the date of the next Regional Board Meeting. Time and location will be announced soon. This will be the first Regional Board Meeting with Chris Morton our new Regional Minister. All board members are encouraged to reserve this date.
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(Disciples of Christ)
“As members of the Christian Church, we confess that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world. In Christ’s name and by his grace, we accept our mission of witness and service to all people.
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“We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.”