19th Century Revival.

News and Updates

  • As part of the festivities for the Oscar Haynes Exhibit celebration, on March 15th, the Disciples of Christ Historical Society honored former DCHS staff member May Reed with a Lifetime Service Award for her contributions to our understanding of African American Disciples history.

    President Emeritus, Peter Morgan, shared the following tribute:

  • On Friday, March 15, the Disciples of Christ Historical Society hosted the launch of the Oscar Haynes Exhibit on African American Disciples History in its new home at Light of the World Christian Church in Indianapolis, IN. Oscar Haynes, for whom the exhibit is named, was the first layperson to be appointed as president of the National Convocation. Oscar's wife, Rev.

  • The Historical Society is currently hiring for one position: We are seeking an experienced Senior Archivist to oversee our physical and digital collections. The ideal candidate will have a passion for church history, solid training in historical preservation, and an innovative mindset towards digitization and accessibility. 

Stone-Campbell History

  • During the 2019 General Assembly in Des Moine, IA, several Disciples told stories of how the church has impacted their life, the life of their community and world, and what they hope for the church 50 years from now.

  • 19th Century Revival

    The American frontier of the early 19th century was brimming with religious fervor. While the human spirit was being awakened in the cities of the United States, there was a special intensity to the revivals of the frontier.

Call for Articles for Journal of Discipliana


The Editorial Committee of the Journal of Discipliana invites manuscript submissions in all areas of the Stone-Campbell Movement. Editors are seeking contributions grounded in original research which defend a clear thesis and inform specialists and/or general readers. Articles should explore issues relevant to all aspects of thought and religious life and practice within the historical or contemporary Stone-Campbell Movement.

The General Editor of the Journal of Discipliana, an online only, open access journal, is Timothy S. Lee, who works in consultation with an editorial committee. Scholars from the three primary streams of the Stone-Campbell Movement: the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ, the Churches of Christ (a cappella), and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) serve on the editorial committee. Dr. Joel Brown, president of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society, is publisher.

Teachers of graduate students are encouraged not only to submit their own scholarly endeavors but those of their most promising students. The Historical Society seeks to cultivate the work of young scholars through the Isaac Errett Award, an essay contest which each year honors an outstanding student essay.

Manuscripts should follow the Chicago Manual of Style and the SBL Handbook of Style and are to be 5000-6500 words (or approximately 18 - 20 pages, double-spaced) with footnotes. Submit in Microsoft Word to General Editor, Dr. Timothy S. Lee at [email protected]


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Video: Hope's Design

  • The Disciples of Christ Historical Society provides this Kirkpatrick Lecture on the 50th anniversary of the Merger and Design of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

    DCHS wishes to acknowledge and thank the following partners for their contributions to the production of this video: Patricia R. Case, Christopher Higgins and Sir Chuy Productions (sirchuy.com), Rev. Dr. Betsy Goehrig, Regional Minister of Florida, and Christian Theological Seminary Library. Photos of the 1948 WCC Assembly, copyright, World Council of Churches, used by permission.

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