Disciples News Service

Archive: September 2009

DHM Staffers Make Plans to Retire to Help the Ministry They Love

(Indianapolis, Ind. – DNS – Sept. 30, 2009) – Two Disciples women are giving a sacrificial gift to a ministry they love by retiring from their jobs, then serving as volunteers to help balance the Disciples Home Missions (DHM) budget. Both Adonna Bowman, Executive Director of the Office of Disciples Women, and Bonnie Gearlds, Administrative […]

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Posted on September 29, 2009
Filed under: People
Workshop On Handling Church Finances Set For Missouri In October

A workshop for pastors, church leaders and members will take place next month to discuss financial decisions that affect the church. The workshop is entitled "Church Money Matters" and will be led by financial advisor, minister and professor Preston Gilson. The workshop will take place Oct. 22 at the Rickman Center, a Disciples retreat center […]

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Posted on September 24, 2009
Filed under: Resources
Children Are The Focus Of Light A Candle Prayer Vigil

Sept. 6 marked the beginning of "The Light a Candle for Children Forty Day Prayer Vigil." The vigil ends on "Children’s Sabbaths Weekend," Oct. 16-18. The annual observance of Children’s Sabbaths is a time for people of faith to demonstrate their concern for children and to take specific actions on behalf of children. Children are […]

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Faithful Servant Award Given To Ohio Regional Pastor

The Disciples of Christ Historical Society has awarded the 2009 Faithful Servant Award to Ohio Regional Pastor and President William H. Edwards. The award is given annually to individuals who have given an extra-measure of service to causes in the whole Church. It was presented by Historical Society President Glenn Carson on Sept. 13 at […]

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Certificate Of Pastory Ministry Offered In Online Program By Missouri School Of Religion

The Missouri School of Religion is offering the Certificate of Pastoral Ministry program online. This is a three-year program of undergraduate-level classes for licensed ministers and interested laity. The introductory prerequisite course, "Understanding the Bible," will be offered during the four weeks of October and again in the spring. Fran Schnarre, a minister and director […]

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2009 Stacey Pastors' Workshop To Focus On 'Unlocking Mercy'

Ministers will get the opportunity to re-connect with elements of the spiritual riches of the Christian condition at the 2009 Stacey Pastors’ Workshop next month. The worship will take place Oct. 8-9 at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Okla. Joseph D. Driskill, professor of spirituality at the Pacific School of Religion, will be the featured […]

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Disciples Fund-Raisers To Gather In Tampa In 2010

Fund-raisers from Disciples of Christ ministries and institutions – as well as other Disciples who work in non-profit fund-raising – are invited to participate in the 2010 Disciples Development Conference that will be held Jan. 15-17, 2010, in Tampa, Fla. The theme is "Expanding the Circle: Creating Effective Relationships" and the keynote speaker will be […]

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Northwest Region Pastor Directs Homeless Choir

A Disciples pastor in the Northwest Region has given a voice to the "voiceless." Michael Rice-Sauer, minister of Covenant Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Spokane, Wash., has formed a choir comprised of homeless and formerly homeless people. Rice-Sauer, who typically goes by the name "Redhawk," formed the choir a few years ago as a […]

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Reconciliation Ministry Offering To Be Received This Sunday

Congregations will have an opportunity this Sunday, Sept. 27 and on Oct. 4 to support the Church’s mission priority of becoming a pro-reconciling, anti-racism church. The funds from the Reconciliation Ministry Offering are used to support educational and leadership development opportunities such as scholarships for young people to attend camps, Church to Church dialogues on […]

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