Disciples News Service

Archive: January 2012

Applications available for HELM Leadership Fellows program

Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) invites high school seniors interested in Christian leadership to apply to join the 12th class of HELM Leadership Fellows. The program recognizes and supports undergraduate students preparing to take a leadership role in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Leadership Fellows receive scholarship funds, participate in ministry and service […]

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Retreat aims to help Disciples discern ministry calling

Missouri School of Religion, with a grant from the Oreon E. Scott Foundation, is offering a retreat for those discerning God’s call to ministry. “Living the Call,” planned for March 9-11 at the Heartland Retreat Center in Kansas City, Mo., will provide a time for reflection, encouragement and information for Disciples who are in their […]

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Early Bird registration for Children Welcome! ends soon

The Children Welcome! From Stumbling Blocks to Building Blocks of Faith Conference is an opportunity for personal and congregational renewal as participants explore how to respond to the needs and gifts of children. The February 23-25 event in Kansas City, Mo. is jointly sponsored by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Presbyterian Church […]

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Kansas City congregations co-hosting Black Ministers Retreat

Two Disciples congregations, Raytown Christian Church and New Vision Christian Church, are co-hosting the 38th Annual Black Ministers Retreat, to be held March 5-8 in Kansas City, Mo. In addition to opportunities for fellowship and worship, this year’s retreat will include interest forums and clinics on transformational preaching led by the Rev. Preston T. Adams. […]

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Registration open for Symposium on Preaching and Stewardship

Registration is now open for the Preaching and Stewardship Symposium, June 12-14 at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. The Rev. James Forbes Jr., senior minister emeritus of the Riverside Church in New York City, will keynote the event. Registration is just $99 until April 1 ($50 for theological education students). The symposium is sponsored by […]

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Lord, Teach Us To Pray

The planning process for the 2013 General Assembly is ramping up, which got me thinking . . . Our Disciples mission is to be and to share the good news of Jesus Christ. We’re a pragmatic, active people who partner easily with others to make life better for our neighbors. As a movement for wholeness, we extend God’s welcome to all at the Lord’s Table. We’re people who like to “do” as we extend welcome and seek wholeness.

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Posted on January 21, 2012
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Seminary helps link Disciples colleges, universities

Connecting 14 Disciples-related colleges and universities from California to northern Ohio was something of a challenge — until an education platform used by Lexington Theological Seminary brought them together. To read more, see: www.marketwatch.com/story/technology-the-tie-that-binds-higher-ed-2011-12-28  

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Posted on January 12, 2012
Filed under: Higher Education
Jarvis College launches minor in inclusion studies

In keeping with its mission and strategic plan to prepare leaders for a more inclusively diverse world, Jarvis Christian College is launching a new minor in inclusion studies. The minor will consist of eight-three hour courses and will represent the college’s Honors program. Students who qualify for and are admitted to the program will receive […]

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