Disciples News Service

Archive: August 2009

Minister Of Faith And Giving Sought For Stewardship Education

Interested persons are asked to apply for the newly created Minister of Faith and Giving position. The individual selected to fill the position will have a deep understanding of the biblical and theological basis for Christian stewardship. This person also will be able to develop and sustain a culture of giving in diverse cultural settings. […]

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Posted on August 27, 2009
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President
Reconciliation Ministry Offering Is Approaching

"Many Members, One Table" is the theme for this year’s Reconciliation Ministry offering, which will be received in congregations on Sept. 27 and Oct. 4. Funds from the offering support the Church’s effort to become a pro-reconciling and anti-racist church advancing the Church’s identity as "a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world." On Sunday, […]

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2009 Stewardship Resource Materials Are Now Online

Stewardship resource materials for 2009 are now available. Four weeks of resources have been written by Janet Long, Rick Lowery and Ellen Mitchell. You are encouraged to use the resources as appropriate for your ministry setting. Visit www.disciplesmissionfund.org for more information. Additional stewardship resources also are available from the Ecumenical Stewardship Center at www.stewardshipresources.org.

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Faith Community Health Care Call Reaches 300,000 People

Disciples were among hundreds of thousands of people of faith who participated in a health care call-in and live audio webcast about health care reform. The Aug. 19 call included comments from President Barack Obama as well as leaders from numerous religious denominations and organizations. An estimated 144,000 listened to the webcast that helped launch […]

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World Convention Names William McDonald Interim Executive Director

The World Convention of Churches of Christ has named a longtime Disciples minister Bill McDonald as interim executive director. The World Convention of Churches works to build fellowship among three streams of the Stone-Campbell movement, the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ, the Churches of Christ, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). McDonald of Lexington, Ky., […]

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Calling Congregations Conference To Focus On Methods To Identify And Develop Young Leaders

If you are interested in helping to develop future church leaders you are encouraged to attend the 2009 Fund for Theological Education Calling Congregations Conference. The conference will take place in Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 8-10. Theologian and author Walter Brueggemann and professor Judy Fentress-Williams will be the featured speakers. The conference will focus on the […]

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Missouri Meeting To Discuss Mentoring Church Leaders

If you have a desire to find out more about how to mentor church leaders, you can attend a meeting where the topic will be studied. A gathering entitled "Mentoring Church Leaders" will take place Sept. 10 at Rock Bridge Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Columbia, Mo. The guest speaker will be Disciples pastor, […]

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New Hymn 'Come All Disciples' Well Received By Churches

There has been a tremendous response to the release of the new hymn "Come All Disciples." Written by Disciples of Christ Historical Society President Glenn Thomas Carson and Julia Callaway, director of music ministries at Vine Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Nashville, Tenn., the hymn celebrates the spirit of unity among Disciples. Its […]

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