Disciples News Service

Category: Young Adult

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
From counting change to being changed, youth embraces opportunities

“Before this Assembly one of our youth approached me as she wanted to learn more about the denomination,” said Manuel Collazo, minister of stewardship education and development in Florida. “I was General Assembly treasurer so I asked my young disciple to save some money and register for the assembly and serve as my assistant.”  Kesimy […]

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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
Oregon church hits the trail

On August 25, more than 50 members of Lynchwood Christian Church in Portland, Ore. took off down the street to the grade school a block away and spent their usual worship time helping out the community instead. According to Rev. Cathy Myers Wirt, one of the regional ministers for Oregon, this exodus from the sanctuary […]

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People of the Table includes Kids Table

By Rev. Ron Greene, Great Falls Christian Church, Great Falls, Mont. Discerning “Ministry with Children and their Caregivers: Creating a Safe Community” as a missional priority was a long process involving prayer, listening to community partners, experiments in children’s ministry led by our church members, and dialogue with more prayer. It was a painful time […]

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Posted on August 13, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, Young Adult, Youth
SAIL had a mission to bring home

The Lafayette Christian Church (Calif.) and First Christian, Concord, teamed up with Habitat for Humanity for a one-week Lafayette program for children 4 to 11 that included an introduction to Habitat for Humanity. Some might call it vacation Bible school, but the Lafayette/Concord collaboration goes by the acronym SAIL – Summer Adventures In Learning. The […]

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Higher Education and Leadership Ministries announces fellows

The HELM Leadership Fellows Program, which supports undergraduate students who have demonstrated leadership skills and who want to help lead transformative change in the church and the world, has added six students for the 2012-2013 academic year.These new fellows enter a significantly revamped program designed to introduce fellows to the rapid changes taking place in […]

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Posted on June 18, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Higher Education, People, Young Adult, Youth
Kentucky welcomes Somali refugees

By Mike Puckett Ku soodhawada magalada Louisville, Sahra iyo goyskeeda!  These are the Somali words with which Beargrass and Kentucky Refugee Ministries greeted Sahra Mohammed Ali and her six children at the Louisville International Airport late on the evening of February 21 (English translation: Welcome to Louisville, Sahra and family!).  Twenty adults and youth were […]

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Posted on March 26, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, People, Regions, Young Adult, Youth
Youth can get prepared for General Assembly with study

Disciples youth and youth-group leaders can get a head start on this summer’s General Assembly with a new four-part curriculum program now available from Chalice Press. The curriculum, “Putting It Together: Preparing for General Assembly and Figuring Out Where You Fit In,” was written by Lee Yates, a Disciples pastor who has been active in […]

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Posted on February 12, 2013
Filed under: General Assembly, Resources, Young Adult, Youth