Author: Christian Church in Arizona

CROP Hunger Walk

At least seven Arizona Disciples churches participated with other churches and organizations in CROP Hunger Walks across the state this fall. Walkers raise money to combat hunger around the world and within their own communities. Walks vary from one to three miles where participants hold signs to increase awareness in their communities. Disciples collectively raised over $3000 in this year walks. Money raised is distributed to Church World Service, and local organizations that combat...

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XPLOR Residency Application Open!

The National Benevolent Association’s (NBA) is now accepting applications for 2018-19 NBA XPLOR! EARLY DECISION DEADLINE: December 1, 2017; notified by December 15, 2017. CORNERSTONE DEADLINE: January 19, 2018; notified by February 2, 2018. EXTENDED DEADLINE: February 23, 2018; notified by March 9, 2018. In 2014, we launched NBA XPLOR, a prophetic movement of and for young adults who are considering lives of care and service. The Residency provides 10-month professional development and vocational discernment opportunities for 21- to 30-year-olds to live simply in community and engage in direct service and justice work. Through NBA XPLOR, we partner young adults...

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Disciples Mission Fund Connects You to Vital Work (repost from DNS)

You are there when Northwest Regional Minister Rev. Sandy Messick visits First Christian Church in Anchorage, Alaska. She walks with them on your behalf, even though they are more than 2,000 miles from the nearest Disciples congregation in Bellingham, Washington. You are there when young adults like Sara Paige find their passion for service through the National Benevolent Association’s XPLOR program. You are there when Disciples Volunteering Director Josh Baird shows up to help in storm recovery as part of Disciples Home Missions. You are there because of Disciples Mission Fund (DMF). This common mission fund of the Christian...

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Hurricane Maria Relief

Dear Christian Church in Arizona, The arrival of Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean last month, “caused catastrophic damage and a major humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico.”  Chances are you have already heard the news filled with a variety of political perspectives, and may not have realized how close is its impact.  It was only several weeks ago we had made an appeal for Hurricane Harvey Relief, and we couldn’t be any more grateful and prouder of our collective efforts.  Today, I write with another appeal for Hurricane Maria Relief designated for Puerto Rico. As I travel across the region,...

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