Christian Ministries of Delaware County records
Scope and Contents
The collection includes primarily newsletters, annual reports, and correspondence from 1979 to 1995. It also includes meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports from the Futures Committee (1986-1987,) the Long Range Planning Committee (1984-1985), and the Social Justice Committee (1987-2000). It includes the major Needs Assessment survey with its findings, the Christian Ministries Newsletters (1986-1993), and the notes from a prominent member, George Jones, Director of Religious Studies at Ball State University.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.
Christian Ministries is an independent, ecumenical organization established in 1945 as the Delaware County Council of Churches to encourage cooperative efforts among local churches. It reorganized and changed its name to Christian Ministries of Delaware County in 1972. The Christian Ministries of Delaware County’s mission statement is “...to serve and care for the spiritual and physical needs of all people....to speak out by word and deed on issues of social justice and Christian morality, especially on behalf of the poor and powerless....to express the oneness Christians are given through Jesus Christ's life, death and resurrection while respecting the rich diversity of our many traditions.” The organization has been involved in programs such as Migrant Ministries, Hope House, Feed the Baby, the Blanket Cupboard, the Helping Hand Commission, and emergency assistance programs. It was also active in a survey of area ministers in 1987. It has developed surveys to assess the needs of Delaware County and has created ideas to help these needs be met. This organization is still active in Delaware County in 2006.
1.3 Cubic Feet (2 Boxes)
Language of Materials
This collection is arranged in the following series:
Series 1: Christian Ministries of Delaware County administrative files, 1964-1995
Series 2: Delaware County coalition for human services, 1991-1993
Series 3: Christian Ministries of Delaware County future directors committee, 1985-1992
Series 4: Christian Ministries of Delaware County needs assessment records, 1980-1992
Series 5: Christian Ministries of Delaware County newsletters, 1979-1995
Series 6: Christian Ministries of Delaware County social justice committee records, 1960-1995
Series 7: Christian Ministries of Delaware County website archive, 2019-
This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation.
No further additions are expected.
Collection processing completed 2006/08/17 by J. Gray. EAD finding aid created 2012/10/15 by Julie Hausknecht. EAD finding aid revised 2013/10/29 by Rebecca Marangelli.
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