Disciples News Service

Archive: April 2011

Disciples Seminarians Conference provides beyond-the-classroom lessons, connections, and inspiration

Seminarians spend most of their studies digging deep into scripture, studying theology and history, or polishing their preaching skills. Denominational structure and congregational leadership – they’ll learn that outside the classroom. The Disciples Seminarians Conference is the place. Fifty-six M.Div. students from 29 theological institutions convened for a crash course in how Disciples general ministries […]

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Posted on April 25, 2011
Filed under: Higher Education
Week of Compassion responds to tornadoes along the Atlantic coast

Disciples are among those recovering from dangerous tornadoes and storms that have wreaked destruction from the Rockies to the East Coast. More than 240 tornadoes were reported last week, with the death toll reaching at least 44 people in six states. North Carolina and Virginia were particularly hard-hit, with 21 deaths reported in North Carolina […]

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Director of Los Angeles Community Center featured in magazine

Saundra Bryant is proud to call All Peoples Christian Center in Los Angeles, Calif. her second home. That may be because Bryant originally attended All People’s daycare when she was only two years old. Something about the nurture and warmth of All Peoples has always drawn her back. For the past 27 years, the licensed […]

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Disciples Home Missions looking for intern to work with Refugee and Immigration Ministries

Disciples Home Missions is seeking a part-time intern to work with the Refugee and Immigration Ministries program in Indianapolis. The intern will serve Aug. 1 through Dec. 31, 2011. The primary responsibility of the intern will be to work in cooperation with the Church World Service Immigration and Refugee Program affiliates to encourage congregations to […]

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Jarvis College students bring attention to domestic violence

Domestic violence occurs across all socioeconomic, age and cultural groups. Students at Jarvis Christian College are raising awareness about the problem through the Clothesline Project, an initiative in which people from the college community who have had experiences with domestic violence are invited to share their stories at the student center. Story contributors can write […]

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Earth Day to revive discussions on global climate change

In observance of Earth Day on April 22, Disciples are encouraged to learn more about how the changing environment is impacting their lives. Christians are called to be stewards of the Earth, says Global Ministries, a common witness of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ. Earth Day is observed […]

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NRCAT marks Torture Awareness Month with video, congregational resources

The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) is encouraging Christians to observe Torture Awareness Month during June as a way to provide greater visibility to the issue and offer an opportunity for coordinated actions across the country. NRCAT is calling on congregations and religious organizations to focus on the need for accountability for U.S.-sponsored torture […]

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Christian Theological Seminary to host workshop on dreams

What do dreams tell us about ourselves? What do they tell us about truth? Those questions and others will be explored during a half-day counseling workshop at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis on May 7. The workshop is entitled "Dreams and Spiritual Growth" and will be led by Felicity Kelcourse, Ph.D. The workshop is designed […]

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Prayer for the President's Easter Breakfast

O God, we give you thanks that, from the very beginning of time, you have created your children to be one human family.

And that in the fullness of time you came to earth yourself in the person of Jesus ? to reconcile your children to yourself and to each other.

This week as we follow the footsteps of Jesus through his last days, we remember his prayer of those last days that we might all be one.

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Posted on April 24, 2011
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