Disciples News Service

Archive: December 2009

DisciplesWorld Magazine To Close; General Minister And President Issues A Special Letter To The Church

Verity Jones, editor and publisher of DisciplesWorld magazine, has announced the magazine will cease publication after almost eight years. Over the years, the award-winning magazine has published issues on such topics as war, gun control and immigration. The decision was made to shutter the periodical and discontinue publication of the website due to a decline […]

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Posted on December 18, 2009
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Updates On The MACC Process Can Now Be Found Online

Numerous Disciples received an update on the work of the Mission Alignment Coordinating Council (MACC) by participating in a December series of Internet conferences. The first two conferences, called webinars, were held on Dec. 11 and 16. Information from the Dec. 11 session can be reviewed online at: www.disciples.org/macc Four remaining webinars will be held […]

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What Can We Create Together? 2009 HELM Leadership Fellows Conference Focuses On Creativity In Vocation, Faith, And Life

So many situations in the church call for creativity. How do you create a vital community? How do you revitalize a congregation? How do you create a community of young adults? How can you do ministry in a new way? How can you provide a seemingly impossible-to-create ministry to reach the seemingly impossible-to-reach community? Creativity […]

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Willing Servants Sought To Volunteer For 2010 Special Projects

Opportunities for making a difference in the lives of people who really need it through mission are quickly approaching. Disciples Volunteering, a part of Disciples Home Missions, is signing up volunteers for “Alternative Spring Break” assignments between Feb. 28 and April 3. Volunteers will have an opportunity to “get dirty for Jesus” by helping those […]

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Children Worship & Wonder Storyteller Training Helps Children With Faith Formation

Disciples who are interested in learning more about how to approach faith formation in children will have an opportunity in January and February. Children Worship & Wonder Storyteller Training will be offered in Virginia, Oklahoma, Indiana and North Carolina. To find out more about Children Worship & Wonder Storyteller Training, go to: www.discipleshomemissions.org/FamilyandChildren/CWWwhatwhy.htm Participants will […]

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Chalice Press To Offer Books For Those With Disabilities

Books offered by Chalice Press will soon be available to people with print disabilities, such as those with visual impairments, physical disabilities and learning disabilities. Bookshare, a nonprofit organization, will convert the digital book files into options such as Braille and text-to-speech books. Seminary and college students, congregation members and those with disabilities are especially […]

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Search Underway For A New President Of Transylvania University

The Transylvania University Board of Trustees has selected a search committee to find a replacement for President Charles L. Shearer, who is retiring. The 14-member committee is comprised of members of the faculty, staff, trustees and a student body representative. Shearer announced his retirement in October after 27 years of service. The resignation becomes effective on […]

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Association Of Disciple Musicians To Host Its 50th Annual Conference

The Association of Disciple Musicians (ADM) is hosting its fiftieth annual music and worship conference to be held July 24-28 in Lexington, Ky. The conference will take place at Central Christian Church and attendees will stay in nearby hotels. Featured clinicians will be Robert Hobby, who will play organ; Tim Waugh, handbells; Lynne Gackle will […]

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National Council Of Churches Resources Help Congregations Become Energy Efficient

While the world focuses on the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, the National Council of Churches is offering resources to allow congregations to focus on being good stewards of their resources. The 2010 Earth Day Sunday resource, “Sacred Spaces and an Abundant Life: Worship Spaces as Stewardship,” is available now to help churches […]

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