Disciples Volunteering assists and enhances Disciples serving community, especially through the servant missions and ministries of congregations. By focusing on supporting local mission interests, developing servant leaders, and sending teams in mission, Disciples Volunteering is promoting a fundamental shift toward service and missions that are more sustainable, flexible, effective, and, ultimately, a better witness to our faith in action. To this end, Disciples Volunteering continues to Call, Connect, Equip, and Send Servants and the Church for Service with the Community. Disciples serving community move from volunteer to servant to neighbor to friend as we Get Dirty for Jesus together. For mission opportunities outside of the PSWR, click here.
Socal Mission Inn - Orange, CA
June 23-29, July 7-13, July 28 - Aug 3
First Christian Church, Orange - 1130 E Walnut Ave. Orange, CA 92867
Would your church youth group like to practice Service & Spirituality, Compassion & Community, and Justice & Joy in beautiful Southern California? First Christian Church Orange has developed SoCal Mission Inn with learning, serving, and playing opportunities in Orange County and Los Angeles County, CA. For more information regarding the program and activities, click here.
Social Opportunities for Intentional Living (SOIL)
July 28-Aug 2, 2019
Christmount Camp & Conference Center
The SOIL Conference is an eco-justice inter-generational opportunity for churches to come together to share ways that they are making a positive impact in their local (and global) communities. The SOIL Conference is a collaborative program between Christmount, Green Chalice, and now Global Ministries. The SOIL experience explores the landscape of our faith as you have never seen it before: through the lens of sustainability, justice, service, and action. On this week-long journey situated in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains, groups will learn about some of the most challenging environmental issues impacting our world today. Participants will explore complex sustainability challenges and meet churches engaged in environmental/social justice in their own communities. For more information regarding SOIL, click here
A DPF Intern is a valuable resource for any camp, conference or other regional event! Interns are more than just a counselor, they provide special programming on peace and justice issues and serve as a resource and mentor for youth. DPF seeks to make interns available for as many camps and conferences as possible each summer, but there are always more requests for interns than interns available, so get your requests in early! If you would like an intern to participate in your summer camp or event, please complete the Request an Intern Form found here.
Green Chalice Movement
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. Out of our call to “do justice” (Micah 6:8), we strive to demonstrate the fullness of God’s shalom through living out our faith by caring for God’s creation. In keeping with this demonstration, a resolution concerning carbon neutrality was passed at the 2017 General Assembly, in which the Christian Church (DOC) committed to reducing our carbon pollution with the goal to become carbon neutral by the year 2030 and climate positive by 2035. From Hawaii and Washington to Ontario and Florida, and everywhere in between, Disciples congregations are caring for creation in unique and inspiring ways. To learn more about how to become a Green Chalice Congregation click here.