Disciples News Service

Category: General Assembly

Report: Administrative Committee Oct. 26, 27

The Administrative Committee (AC) met in Indianapolis in late October. The fall meeting of the Administrative Committee tends to focus on matters related to its duties as the board of the Office of the General Minister and President (OGMP). Following opening worship and relationship building, the attendees engaged in a redeveloped orientation process. As the Board of […]

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Posted on October 31, 2012
Filed under: General Assembly, Office of the General Minister and President
Nashville General Assembly named the "2011 Music City Star Performer"

The Nashville General Assembly was named the 2011 Music City Star Performer. The program by the Nashville convention bureau recognizes organizations and their meeting planners who exemplify a spirit of service and social responsibility. Many planners were recognized for incorporation of volunteer service and donation collection but the Christian Church “raised the bar and stood […]

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Posted on October 2, 2012
Filed under: General Assembly, Office of the General Minister and President
Poverty in America

The Line documents the stories of people across the country living at or below the poverty line. They have goals. They have children. They work hard. They are people like you and me. From Chicago’s suburbs and west side to the Gulf Coast to North Carolina, millions of Americans are struggling every day to make it […]

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Posted on September 18, 2012
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Assembly, Resources
General Assembly resolution is driving Disciples Women

Having resolved to declare its opposition to human trafficking and encourage member, congregations, etc., to engage in education and advocacy efforts to end human trafficking as well as to protect victims, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada has taken steps forward in living out the adoption of this resolution. […]

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Posted on April 17, 2012
Filed under: General Assembly, Resources
NBA offers resources for "Bully" movie discussion

Bully, a documentary about bullying among youth, was released last weekend amid intense controversy about the film’s rating.  In the end Bully was released without a rating, leaving the decision about who should/could see the movie up to parents, young people and educators. The Disciples approved a resolution (see link below) on this subject at […]

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Posted on April 11, 2012
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Assembly, Resources, Young Adult, Youth
Express yourself in survey

As the General Board prepares for the work during their April 21-24, 2012 meeting, they are asking for your help. Please click on one of the links below to take a five-minute survey regarding “Why the Church Gathers.” Please only take the survey once. Thank you! English: http://conta.cc/zWT3BsSpanish: http://conta.cc/ybcCLi

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Posted on February 16, 2012
Filed under: General Assembly
General Assembly "Toolkits" are now available online

Resources from the 2011 General Assembly are now posted on the web. The online "toolkits" can be found on the General Assembly web site at www.disciples.org/ga and clicking on the "Toolkits" link. Resources include downloadable documents, presentations and videos used during learning opportunities or plenary sessions. Additional resources will be posted as they become available. […]

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Posted on August 25, 2011
Filed under: General Assembly
Faithful Conversations: A New Model to Address Divisive Issues

The Council on Christian Unity, in partnership with Disciples Peace Fellowship, engaged Disciples in vigorous, robust discussion on the challenges of putting faith into practice while addressing issues of unity, war and peacemaking with a new discussion model called “Faithful Conversations.” The process was introduced at the first business session on Sunday, July 10 by […]

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Posted on August 9, 2011
Filed under: General Assembly