Disciples Voices

Many of you told us you want to hear Disciples of Christ voices on Cross Generational topics. Below you will find blog posts that cover a wide variety of topics relevant to the lives of children, youth, families, and young adults. These blogs represent the individual voice of the author and not necessarily the denomination. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has a wide range of theological understanding and opinions. We embrace our diversity and discuss it with compassion to create wholeness for all people.

September 1, 2016

“No lives ended—no lives begun,” that is my husband’s definition of a successful youth event. Of course, we all like our youth activities to begin and end with the same number of kids, but I think we can raise the bar a couple notches. The faith formation of our youth...

Olivia offers some reflections on health, faith, and family in the Summer 2016 issue of Just Women. Preview or order the full issue here. 

 “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.”


We talk about it all the time, have it written in our bulletins and maybe on our church marquee s...

January 26, 2016


I was not born and raised in a church. My parents did not go and the only exposure I had to the church setting was going with my grandparents on major holidays and events.  That changed my sophomore year of high school. I was invited to go to Bible study by several of...

December 15, 2015


At some point I realized that Advent and Christmas really are not the same. Just like a person cannot celebrate Easter fully without participating in Lent, Christmas loses its real meaning without Advent and just becomes a season of unrealistic and overhyped expectati...

September 16, 2015

A new school year is upon us, and while for many of our Disciples Families, that means a new routine with backpacks, homework, and busses, for others, this season means young adults going off to college!


Disciples churches all over the country are sending out our newly...

(For the first post in this series see, Are you part of the "&"?)


Many times when people hear “Family and Children’s Ministries” they have a very specific, non-realistic assumption of this ministry. The first question people forget to ask is, “What IS a family?” This q...

​Family & Children’s Ministries has been working to reconcile the harm that has been caused by age segregated ministry. We have been having conversations with many voices within the diversity of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) community and beyond. These con...

April 30, 2015

I’ll never forget the time I got caught passing notes in Mr. Ward’s 7th Grade Science class. For those too young to remember what “notes” are, they were creatively folded slips of notebook paper that functioned much like today’s text messages. Even back in the 1980’s t...


When my husband and I were engaged we spent some time envisioning our future adult children; not what career they would have or what type person they might marry, but rather what we wanted their character to look like.  We wound up with a rather lengthy list!  Ultimat...

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