Disciples News Service

Category: Higher Education

Disciples mourn passing of Fred Craddock

He was the favorite story-telling uncle for generations of Disciples. The Rev. Dr. Fred B. Craddock passed to new life in Christ on Friday, March 6 at the age of 86. He made himself the brunt of jokes about his physical size, but his stature as a preacher was unparalleled. Whenever Craddock was scheduled to […]

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Posted on March 9, 2015
Filed under: General, Higher Education, Obituaries, People
Higher Education and Leadership Ministries calls transitional president

Recognizing a transitional point in the life of its witness and ministry, the board of directors of Higher Education and Leadership Ministries(HELM) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has called the Rev. Bernard “Chris” Dorsey to serve as its next president effective Aug. 1. A dynamic and creative leader, Dorsey is currently an Assistant Professor […]

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Posted on July 17, 2014
Filed under: General Ministries, Higher Education
Course offered for congregational historians

Peter M. Morgan and John Scott Williams will be leading a seminar on creating local church history videos at Buffalo Seminary of Bethany College in Bethany, W. Va., Sept. 12-13. Their work will be based on National City Christian Church…A Dream Come True, a video they created in celebration of their congregation’s 170th anniversary. A […]

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Posted on June 10, 2014
Filed under: Congregations, Higher Education, Regions
Transitional president sought for HELM

Higher Education & Leadership Ministries (HELM) St. Louis, Missouri The Higher Education & Leadership Ministries (HELM) Transitional President is the ministry’s chief executive officer and is responsible for working with the Board of Directors to define and carry out HELM’s mission as a General Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and for developing […]

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Posted on February 28, 2014
Filed under: General Ministries, Higher Education
Undergraduate schools encourage lifelong leadership, vocations

Two Disciple-related undergraduate schools are helping build leaders through example. Bethany College in West Virginia and Transylvania University in Kentucky are featuring long-time Disciple leaders in campus programs. Bethany is kicking off its 175th anniversary celebration with the Larry E. Grimes Lecture Series which will feature Grimes himself as inaugural speaker. An internationally known Hemingway […]

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Posted on January 14, 2014
Filed under: Higher Education, People, Young Adult, Youth
Phillips Theological Seminary to install Pittman as fifth dean

The Rev. Dr. Nancy Claire Pittman will be installed as the fifth dean of Phillips Theological Seminary (PTS) on October 17, 2013, at the Meinders Chapel at PTS. The seminary’s installation service, which is open to the public, begins at 7:00 p.m.  Pittman will also serve as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor […]

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Posted on October 15, 2013
Filed under: Higher Education, People
HELM sponsors Razing Church/Raising Church

In January 2014 Higher Education and Leadership Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will sponsor Razing Church/Raising Church, two identical conferences for undergraduate students, along with chaplains and campus ministers, to consider their role in the re-creation of Christian witness and community.  The weekend conferences will feature writer, lecturer, and storyteller Dr. Peter […]

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Posted on October 1, 2013
Filed under: General Ministries, Higher Education, Young Adult, Youth
The Disciples Leadership Program at Eureka College accepting applications

The Leadership Program scholarship is awarded to first-time freshmen based on leadership, service and academic excellence, and the commitment to explore during college a life of faith-based servant leadership. Seminary-bound students interested in our pre-ministry track are encouraged to apply, but all qualified DOC students of any major and vocational aspiration with exceptional leadership and […]

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Posted on September 3, 2013
Filed under: Higher Education, Young Adult, Youth
John and Maxine McCaw Scholarship Fund for Prophetic Living, Teaching and Preaching

         Grogan  Nixon  Shenko  Shue John McCaw’s life has been devoted to helping students succeed through his work at Drake University in Des Moines, IA. Now his legacy and that of his late wife, Maxine, will reach even further into the future: They have endowed a scholarship to equip future generations of Christian […]

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Posted on August 27, 2013
Filed under: Higher Education, People, Regions