The Thanksgiving Offering benefits the Colleges, Universities, Seminaries, and Divinity Houses affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). 
Higher education has been an important focus for Disciples since the very beginning of the movement. Throughout our history, Disciples have founded institutions of higher learning to educate students and form leaders to make a difference in the world. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is still committed to higher education. Your gift to the Thanksgiving Offering helps support the education of thousands of students at our fifteen colleges and universities as well as our seven seminaries and divinity houses.

The Colleges and Universities of the Christian Church provide quality education through classes offered by some of the nation’s top undergraduate and graduate faculty. Many of the campuses are comprised of state-of-the-art facilities, offer diverse degree programs, include dynamic student life activities, offer exciting athletics programs, and much more. The Thanksgiving offering supports everything from scholarships, to religious life offices, to faculty growth and development.

By giving to the Thanksgiving Offering you are helping our institutions invest in students as they prepare themselves to become leaders.

In the midst of national and global challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, our higher education institutions are facing unprecedented challenges and they need our support now, more than ever. Even as they work diligently to ensure safe and healthy learning environments, the financial realities faced by many or our schools is adding additional stress to students, faculty and staff.
Support for Disciples Mission Fund and gifts to the Thanksgiving Offering are a critical part of the ongoing collaborative work of church and higher education that is such a foundational part of the heritage of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Please give generously to this offering. You gift makes a difference in the lives of our students and it makes a difference in the world.
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Clergy leaders are invited to participate in a one-of-a-kind Clergy Leadership, Advocacy and Media Training on December10-11, 2020, to be held virtually. MSDC equips clergy leaders to become more astute and effective in the public policy making process that directly impacts the lives of African Americans. Masters Series for Distinguished Clergy (MSDC), is a 2-day interactive session, hosted by Skinner Leadership Institute.
This two-day course will include invaluable teaching on:
  • How to shape public policies, mock hearings, and congressional meetings.
  • How to shape real-time media messages through a mock press conference.
  • How to launch a church-based social media campaign.
  • How to impact public policy at the state level.
  • How to practice clergy self-care.
  • How to become part of a powerful network of clergy advocates.
  • How to lead from the inside/out as a high character difference-maker.
  • Outstanding Faculty Team of Dr. Therman Evans, Pastor, Author of From Purpose To Promise Driven Life; and Hon. Constance Newman, Leadership Development Expert
Thank you for the continued impact that you are making in so many lives, and for leading our fight for freedom, equality, and justice.
SAVE-THE-DATE | JULY 20-23, 2022