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Archive: January 2009

General Minister And President Preaches At National Prayer Service

(Washington, D.C. – DNS – Jan. 22, 2009) – People from a variety of faith perspectives have reacted enthusiastically to General Minister and President Sharon E. Watkins’ sermon at the National Prayer Service in Washington D.C. The sermon took place on Jan. 21, the day after the inauguration of the nation’s 44th president. Disciples and […]

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Posted on January 22, 2009
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President
Lexington Theological Seminary to Reinvent in Face of Economic Turmoil

LEXINGTON, KY — Trustees of Lexington Theological Seminary have declared the school is in a state of financial emergency and will use this as an opportunity to boldly reinvent itself by developing a curriculum that stresses effective parish ministry as its primary focus. Declaring financial exigency ­ the technical term for determining a financial crisis […]

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Posted on January 21, 2009
Filed under: Higher Education
National Prayer Service Update

January 17, 2009 Dear Disciples, Earlier this week it was announced that Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins will preach the sermon at the National Prayer Service in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Her sermon will conclude Presidential Inauguration activities for our country’s forty-fourth President, Barack Obama. Dr. Watkins appreciates the outpouring of support, prayers and […]

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Posted on January 17, 2009
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President
GMP Sharon Watkins Selected To Deliver Sermon At National Prayer Service

Please join Disciples everywhere in congratulating General Minister and President Sharon Watkins in being selected to deliver the sermon at President-Elect Barack Obama’s National Prayer Service on Wednesday, January 21. The Presidential Inauguration Committee in Washington, D.C. has prepared a press release that gives details about Rev. Watkins’ role in the service. You can read […]

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Posted on January 12, 2009
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President
Disciples Minister To Address Students At Missouri College

William Woods University has invited an Oklahoma Disciples minister to address its students as part of the school’s Alumni Speaker’s Series. Romney Nesbitt, an ordained Disciples minister and author of "Secrets from a Creativity Coach," will speak to the William Woods students on Jan. 23. William Woods is a liberal arts university located in Fulton, […]

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Posted on January 7, 2009
Filed under: Higher Education
Disciples Urged To 'Green' Assembly By Offsetting Travel Miles

Disciples congregations are being urged to support efforts to help "green" the 2009 General Assembly and offset travel mileage to Indianapolis. Those who plan to participate in the program should calculate their roundtrip mileage from their residence to the Assembly. Then ask others to bank Assembly mileage offsets by walking, biking, carpooling or busing. Each […]

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Church Extension Gets Grant For Green Building Pilot Studies

Church Extension has been awarded a $15,000 grant that will be used to support Church Extension’s Green Building assessment service. The grant was awarded by the Shumaker Family Foundation in Lawrence, Kan., which promotes social and environmental justice, education, spirituality and the arts. The grant will help with various phases involving the congregational service pilot […]

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Disciples Pastor Selected For Leadership Program At Wabash College

Disciples minister Nathan D. Wilson has been selected to participate in the Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program. Wilson is senior minister at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Shelbyville, Ind. He earned an undergraduate degree from Asbury College and a master’s degree in divinity from Lexington Theological Seminary. Pastors chosen for the leadership program will […]

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