Disciples News Service

Category: Young Adult

General Ministries offer Disciples Seminarians Conference

All Disciples of Christ ministerial students who have completed at least one year of master of divinity study are invited to the Disciples Seminarians Conference, March 14-17, 2013, at the Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, Tenn. The conference is sponsored by the General Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and coordinated by Higher Education […]

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Posted on January 8, 2013
Filed under: General Ministries, Higher Education, Resources, Young Adult, Youth
Kids lead the way feeding the hungry

United Disciples Christian Church in Richardson, Texas is a congregation averaging about 115 in worship each week. Rev. Joseph Harker says, “Our hearts are filled with a hunger for ensuring bellies of those in need aren’t empty.”  One Sunday, an outreach project yielded 13,470 meals for those suffering from malnutrition. Partnering with Kids Against Hunger […]

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Posted on December 12, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Young Adult, Youth
Fighting the roots of racism

“I have learned that the work of ‘doing justice’ is slow and it cannot be done by alone. It requires perseverance and the willingness to work with others,” said Pastor Margot Connor of Karl Road Christian Church in Columbus, Ohio. The congregation received a grant from Reconciliation Ministry to assist the congregation in their work […]

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Posted on September 11, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Office of the General Minister and President, Young Adult, Youth
Claiming their names

St. Paul’s Christian Church in Raleigh, whose members include several Montagnard families, is assisting women and children to claim their family name. North Carolina is reported to be home to the largest population of Montagnard people outside of Vietnam. Montagnards, the indigenous mountain people from Vietnam, experience oppression and harassment from the Vietnamese government, in […]

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Posted on September 4, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, People, Young Adult, Youth
Youngsters make a difference at home

The 6th through 12th graders from Irving North Christian Church spent a week of service giving back to their community, from July 16 – 20.  On Friday, seven of these youth and three of their adult sponsors partnered with Keep Irving Beautiful and the City of Irving Parks Department for a cleanup and paint project […]

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Posted on August 7, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Young Adult, Youth
Woodruff takes larger role with HELM

Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) welcomed Rev. Hollie Woodruff as director of HELM undergraduate student programs August 1. As director of undergraduate programs, Woodruff will resource the HELM Leadership Fellows and develop a revised program for the 2012-2013 academic year. “We are thrilled that Hollie is willing to expand her work with our ministry,” […]

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VBS hits the road

During the last week of June, Cherry Log Christian Church in Georgia hosted Vacation Bible School for local area children.  This is not unusual…they do it every year.  What IS unusual is that three weeks later they took their VBS “on the road” to a local trailer park that houses more than 100 children, mostly […]

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Posted on July 31, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Young Adult, Youth
Young man finds way to serve Georgia community

Shaw Wilkerson is paying it forward.  In 2008, he was planning his high school graduation ceremony, and simultaneously coming to realize the limitations his disability could place on his adult life. He has a diagnosis of autism. He began to have serious doubts about his purpose in life. At the graduation ceremony, held at Guyton […]

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Posted on July 16, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, People, Young Adult, Youth
Disciple joins Builders of Beloved Community group

Chapman University senior Alyxandra “Aly” Gideon attended the annual Leaders in Ministry conference in Nashville in June as an Undergraduate Fellowship recipient. The conference is sponsored by the Fund for Theological Education. The only recipient affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Gideon was joined by more than 75 other participants who discussed and […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical, Higher Education, People, Young Adult, Youth