Regional News

Hold us in your Prayers

March 10, 2021 Published by Neil Topliffe

As you may have read in the past week, the Michigan Disciples Region (CCMR) and the Christian Church in Illinois/Wisconsin Region (CCIW), have begun conversations toward possibly forming a Partner Region relationship in which both Regions would share the services of a Regional Minister, beginning in January 2022. 

Please place us in your prayers
Share these requests with your congregation and your prayer groups that they may join in. There are many prayers that can be offered. Here are some we suggest:

  1. Prayers of support for the journey exploring a new partnership in 2022.
  2. Prayers for the information online conferences on March 15, 16, 18 that they might provide clarity and assurance in the direction God is taking us.
  3. Prayers lifting up the Michigan and Illinois/Wisconsin Regional Board/Council meetings that they might receive Gods direction, leading up to and during their March 27 decisions.
  4. Prayers for finding qualified Regional Associate Ministers in Michigan to work with the Partner Regional Minister.
  5. Prayers for the churches in our Regions as they continue to share the Word with their members and communities.
  6. Prayers for CCMR Regional Minister Eugene James & CCIW Regional Minister Teresa Dulyea-Parker in this time of transition and new opportunities
  7. Prayers for the CCMR Property Committee exploring options for selling or leasing the Regional Office.
  8. Prayers for members of the CCMR Search Committee and Shared Region exploration partners in CCIW
  9. Prayers for CCMR Vision 2021 Task Group as it seeks to carry out the directions of the year-long study for the Michigan Region’s future ministries.
  10. Prayers of thanksgiving for technology that is keeping members of churches linked despite the isolation of the Covid-19 pandemic.

More Details

  1. Joint Partnership News Release
  2. Proposal outlining a Joint Partnership – two Regions sharing one Regional Minister
  3. Signup for Listening Conferences via Zoom March 15, 16 and/or 18th at 7:30 pm.

Rev. Dr. Teresa Dulyea- Parker
Regional Minister
The Christian Church DOC in IL and WI

Rev. Eugene W. James Jr.
Regional Minister
The Christian Church DOC Michigan Region