NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Week of Compassion - Puerto Rico & Australia
We received the news today that there was another earthquake in Puerto Rico. Week of Compassion is in ongoing conversation with churches and ecumenical partners about current needs and the best way the wider church can help. We are also in conversation with local partners in Australia concerning the worst fire season in living history. Please keep them in your prayers.To support Puerto Rico designate your gift for "Earthquakes". Concerning Australia, designate your gift for "Australia Fires" ( click the button below to see attached letter).
New Church Launch in Warner Robins - COMING SOON
Table Community Church- one of the new church developments of the Christian Church in Georgia is hitting the ground running in this new year! Check back in February for full media launch so you can follow along this journey.
Job Announcement - Director of Admissions - Lexington Theological Institute
Click HERE for the job description and information on how to apply.
Phillips Seminary Offerings
Click HERE to go to the Clergy News Page for More information.
World Convention Position Opening
Executive Director Position Opening
World Convention is beginning the process of seeking an Executive Director. Under the direction and guidance of our multinational Board of Directors, the person in this position is responsible for the planning, organizing, staffing, funding, motivating, directing, and management of our ministry connecting the Stone-Campbell Movement worldwide and working toward the unity of all Christians. She or he would have access to the current Executive Director in the transition.
Candidates from all streams of the Stone-Campbell Movement (Disciple-Christian-Church of Christ) from any country are encouraged to apply.
For more information, contact Doug Foster, chair of the search committee at email@example.com
Just Women Bible Study
The 2020 Just Women Bible Study “Hope, Healing, and Wholeness,” published by Disciples Women, is available for pre-order now! If you order by Dec. 1, 2019, postage is free. This Bible study includes 8 sessions which will give you new perspectives on biblical stories of healing and new insights for your own life. One of the writers may be familiar to Georgia Disciples - Rev. Dr. Janice Johnson Hume. Order now for only $15 at
2020 RYA Registration still open
Registration for Regional Youth Assembly 2020 is still open for regular rates. Click HERE to visit the event registration page for RYA. Rates will change on January 1st.
2020 Request for Standing form now available
2020 Request for standing forms are now available in both online format and PDF download. Click HERE to visit the Commission on Ministry page for clergy to access the forms and links to request standing. Forms are due by December 31st!
Ray of Hope Transformers Men's Retreat Nov 15-16th
"B.A.D. Boys: Bold, Anointed, and Driven to Impact and Transform." The cost of the conference is $275 and includes one night's stay at Callaway Gardens Resort, all meals, a Transformers
Men's Ministry T-shirt, and admission to the golf course. For more information and to register, click HERE.
Installation of Rev. Richard Williams
Rev. Richard Williams was installed as the Senior Pastor of First Christian Church of Lawrenceville on November 3rd, 2019. Congratulations to the new Reverend on another milestone accomplished in his ministerial journey!
Ordination of Rev. Bethany Apelquist
Rev. Bethany Apelquist was Ordained on November 2nd, 2019 at First Christian Church in Decatur, Georgia. Congratulations to the new Reverend on another milestone accomplished in his ministerial journey! She is also the new church planter at First Christian Church in Warner Robins, Georgia!
YAC held 2019 Youth Rally on November 3rd!
On Sunday, November 3rd, over 80 youth from across the Region gathered at Sandy Springs Christian Church for our Fall Youth Rally. New and old friends met for an afternoon of games and worship. We learned together what it means to be a community--to be a part of the Christian Church in Georgia-- and that we can always count on each other. New relationships were formed as members of our Youth Activities Council met individually with the youth to tell them all about being on YAC and their favorite parts of Regional Youth Assembly. It was a wonderful afternoon of fellowship and faith. We can't wait to do it all again from February 21-23, 2020 at Regional Youth Assembly at Epworth by the Sea. See you there!
Recruiting for openings for DPF Peace Interns
Applications accepted beginning November 15th.
Click HERE to go to the General Church News page to get more information.
Transgender Day of Remembrance Worship Service - Nov. 14th
You and yours are invited to join Unity Fellowship Church Greater Atlanta, Gentle Spirit Christian Church, and First Christian Church of Decatur for a shared worship service dedicated to honoring, remembering and celebrating the transgender community, those who have passed away, and the love God has for each and all of us, just as we are. Here All Means All. Preaching: Jennifer Hasler, Ph.D.
10:30 AM in the Sanctuary of
First Christian Church of Decatur
601 West Ponce de Leon Avenue
Decatur, Georgia 30030
Brookhaven Christian Church seeks Senior Pastor
Brookhaven Christian Church is congregation located in Brookhaven GA, just outside of the Atlanta area. The community is rich with diversity, new development, and recreation. They are looking for a senior pastor to provide pastoral leadership and congregational care to lead the church to more relevant and vibrant ministry that matches the growing community. They are a wonderful church.
Music Director Opening @ Cherry Log Christian Church:
Cherry Log Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is beginning a search for a new Music Director. The position will responsible for overseeing all musical content of our worship services. The position will begin at half-time, with a potential to grow into a full-time position. We hold two services, one at 8:25am and the second at 10:55am on Sunday mornings. The second service is currently a more formal Disciples service which features a weekly volunteer choir and the occasional special music from individuals, our handbell ensemble, and our men’s chorale.
The best candidate will be able to help us modernize our music by diversifying styles and expressions. This person would also bring with them excitement about building the music program in new and creative ways. This person would work closely with the Pastor to align music with overall thematic movement of the liturgy and sermon focuses. In addition to Sunday morning services, the best candidate will be available one night a week for choir rehearsals (currently Thursday evening), and at least one day per week to meet and coordinate with the pastor on worship planning. Availability for special events and services is ideal (funerals, weddings, special mid-week worship services, etc).
We would expect the best candidate to have formal educational training in the field of music, ideally choral direction. It would be a plus to have theological training as well. If you are interested in working with a loving and welcoming congregation, in an incredibly beautiful setting…we look forward to receiving your cover letter and resume.
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News & Announcements updated 1/13/2020.
Regional Youth Assembly - Feb 21-23, 2020
Registration Open HERE
Regional Assembly -
April 24-25, 2020
Registration Open HERE
Clergy ZOOM Call - March 12th, 2020
Details coming soon!
Upcoming Ordinations & Installations
Check back often for new updates!