Disciples News Service

Archive: January 2011

Registration open for Disciples Seminarians Conference

The 2011 Disciples Seminarians Conference welcomes all M.Div. students who have completed a year of study. Scheduled for March 31-April 3 at the Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, Tenn., the conference gives ministerial students opportunities to meet other new Disciples leaders and learn how the church can help them and the congregation or organization they lead […]

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Posted on January 27, 2011
Filed under: Higher Education
General Minister and President offers letter to the Church on the topic of bullying

The serious issue of bullying and suicide among young people has moved from the front page headlines of newspapers and blogs. But bullying remains a serious topic that continues to impact the lives of many youth and others who experience aggressive, negative actions. General Minister and President Sharon Watkins thinks it is important that Disciples […]

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Summer internships with Global Ministries for Disciples seminarians

The Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries is offering another unique experience for Disciples seminarians to be engaged in a ministry of Critical Presence, that is appropriately meeting God’s people and creation at the point of deepest need: spiritually, physically, emotionally, and/or economically. This year, DOM/Global Ministries is providing two internships for Disciples seminarians. The seminarians […]

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Filed under: Higher Education, Overseas Ministries
Funeral services set for Darla S. "Suzi" Cummins

A well-known Disciple whose positive spirit and warm manner encouraged countless friends and young people has died. Darla Su "Suzi" Cummins passed away on Jan 17 at the age of 75 in Swanton, Md. She was the wife of Duane Cummins, former president of the Division of Higher Education (now HELM) and president emeritus of […]

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Filed under: Obituaries
Don't miss out on General Assembly pre-events which include a stewardship academy and several other options

If your plans include attending this summer’s General Assembly, why not arrive early and attend one of several pre-events? The Center for Faith and Giving will offer a Stewardship Academy on Friday, July 8 that will bring together Bible scholars, preachers, financial planners, clergy and others. The Academy will help participants reclaim stewardship as a […]

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Filed under: General Assembly
Collegians: apply for the STEP Leadership Team

If you have a passion for student ministry and want to work beyond your own campus, apply for the STEP Leadership Team. The Leadteam serves as an advisory board to national ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ (UCC) on college ministries. Four students from each denomination serve […]

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Filed under: Higher Education
Disciples professor to speak at Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Disciples will be among those who meet in Washington, D.C., this spring for the 10th annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days. The gathering will take place from Friday, March 25 to Monday, March 28 at the DoubleTree Hotel Crystal City in Arlington, Va. The theme of the conference is "Development, Security & Economic Justice: What’s Gender Got […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical, People
Lynchburg students attend retreat to discuss inclusion

About 40 Lynchburg College students were given some valuable lessons earlier this month. They participated in the Allies Institute, a higher education program sponsored by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. The Lynchburg students, accompanied by faculty and staff, spent four days at the Eagle Eyrie in Bedford County beginning Jan. 12. Their activities included […]

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Filed under: Higher Education
Insurance board offers Internet workshops on church safety

The Insurance Board is offering several webinars in Feb. and March dealing with church safety. The first of the Internet-based information sessions is scheduled for Feb. 9 entitled, "Building Trust, Preventing Disaster – Financial Controls for Your Church." The program will review related elements of church by-laws and basic principles of financial control, separation of […]

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Souper Bowl of Caring gears up for another campaign

As the Packers and Steelers prepare to battle it out for the NFL championship on Feb. 6, Super Bowl Sunday, tens of thousands of people will be taking on another opponent in the meantime – hunger. Disciples will once again participate in the "Souper Bowl of Caring" in the weeks leading up to and on […]

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Filed under: Young Adult, Youth