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Mailing address:   9302 Geyer Springs Rd, Little Rock, AR  72209
The Great River Region is a ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) which seeks to build up the Body of Christ and strengthen the ministries of Disciples of Christ congregations in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.  Focused on discernment of God's call in each of our lives, congregations and shared ministries, we work through regional staff, congregational leaders, and denominational ministries to bring God's love and redeeming grace to the point of greatest need. (Eph. 4:11-16, Micah 6:8, Acts 1:6-8)


One of our families at First Christian Church, Lake Charles, Louisiana
lost everything in a fire yesterday. 
Harry and Edna Louviere. 
To offer assistance click this link https://www.gofundme.com/22d7c42s


Mission First!  Addresses the need to find a new shared focus in mission and seeks to help Disciples identify the next mission priorities God has for us as we move toward the year 2020 and beyond.

Read About the Process

What you can do now

Mission Gathering Dates:
The Great River Region is moving full steam ahead with plans for Mission Gatherings this spring and summer. 
We have the following Gatherings confirmed:

May 1 – 2:00pm @ First Christian Church Fayetteville, AR - Ryan Pfeifer, Pastor
May 7 – 1:00pm @ First Christian Church Greater New Orleans, LA - Glen Schory, Pastor
May 24 - 6:30pm @ Central Arkansas Clergy Gathering (tentative)
June 25 - 11:00am @ First Christian Church Moss Point, MS - Lester Brooks, Pastor
July 6 - 10:00am @ MCMC Convention Session with all Participants
Please RSVP to the Host Church if you are planning on attending.

We are still looking for volunteers to work with the Mission First Initiative. If you are interested in serving as a host church, please contact the Regional Office. 


Letter to Governor of Mississippi.

  Given the history and tradition of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we write to express our concern that HB 1523 was passed into law.  

In the Great River Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a region inclusive of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana, the value for freedom goes hand in hand with respect for diversity. We follow Jesus, who sat at a table with people from all walks of life and loved them all. Our members are of different races and ethnicities, ages, gender identities and sexual orientations – and we seek to welcome each and every one despite our differences. We celebrate what we have in common: We love Jesus and seek to follow him.   Click here to read full letter.

Phillips University, Inc. (PU) is pleased to offer a Seminary scholarship program to students who are pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree, are committed to pastoral ministry and will attend one of the following Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) affiliated seminaries or foundation houses:

Brite Divinity School
Christian Theological Seminary
Disciples Divinity House at Vanderbilt
Disciples Divinity House of the University of Chicago
Disciples Seminary Foundation
Claremont School of Theology
Pacific School of Religion
San Francisco Theological Seminary
Seattle University School of Theology & Ministry
Lexington Theological Seminary
Phillips Theological Seminary

The scholarship is merit based, so applicants will be evaluated solely by the information provided in this packet.  The application forms are in four files.    The forms can also be accessed online at www.phillips.edu/applications
The forms are fillable adobe files.  It is important to note that the application and all three reference forms be submitted to be considered complete.
All applications must be mailed to Phillips University, Inc. and received no later than April 29, 2016.
Tamela Harsha, Scholarship Administrator, Phillips University Legacy Foundation
2615 East Randolph, Enid, Oklahoma 73701, Office 580.237.4433, Fax 580.237.0124

The Pentecost Offering supports Disciples new church development. Planning, nurturing and sustaining new congregation is part of the Disciples’ vision.

This offering supports the specialized ministry of new church development through both regional and general programs – with gifts for this offering divided between each. Fifty percent of gifts received by a region remain in that region, the balance supports the work of general, new church efforts.  To Give Online.


Our logo was created in 2001 by Rev. Bill Mackie who at the time served FCC Baton Rouge.  It is based on a drawing by Jeanette Odom Rodriguez who was 14 at the time.  Her concept for our logo included an explanation that the rivers in our states remind us of our baptism and that the Mississippi River, the Great River, once divided us and now unites us by touching the length of each state as it travels to the Gulf.

GRR Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(501) 562-6053

Support YOUR Regional
Annual Fund Drive
donations can be sent to:
Great River Region
9302 Geyer Springs Rd
Little Rock, AR  72209