Disciples News Service

Category: Youth

New Mexico ‘peace village’ camp focuses children on civility

By Rev. Matt Every During the last week of July, Peace Village Ruidoso, a camp designed to encourage children and youth to walk paths of non-violence, descends on the High Mesa Healing Center in Alto, NM. Peace Village Ruidoso, an affiliate of Peace Village, Inc., has been a ministry of First Christian Church Ruidoso since […]

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Posted on August 26, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Family & Children, General, Youth
Disciples Peace Fellowship looking for a T-shirt design

Disciples Peace Fellowship invites artists across the church to submit a design for the new DPF T-shirt, which will be debuted at the 2017 General Assembly. Submissions from youth are especially encouraged, but all artists are welcome to send in a design. The creator of the winning design will win a $100 book or camp […]

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Posted on July 1, 2016
Filed under: General, Youth
#DOCWeAreOne – Let’s show it

Jordan “JD” White saw something he didn’t like and decided to do something about it in the fall of 2015. “Seeing the divisions that we have, and my generation becoming less connected or being too busy for God, I saw that we have a problem.” With the help of his friends from committees, church camp […]

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Posted on February 26, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Assembly, Youth
We are blessed

By Rev. Chuck Yarborough In 1999, 12 retired seniors met to start a new church under the leadership of two retired minister, Revs Charles and M. Linda Yarborough. It was tough going for a while. In fact it took us three months to raise $400 to open a bank account. We met each Sunday in a […]

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Posted on April 29, 2014
Filed under: Congregations, People, Regions, Young Adult, Youth
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
Giving a voice to the voiceless

For nearly a dozen years on Monday nights, anywhere from 5 to 45 people have gathered for dinner and choir rehearsal in Spokane, Wash. Far from being a stuffy formal rehearsal, kids are running around and adults are sharing stories. Choir members help write the music on occasion and they often sing of hope out […]

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Posted on December 3, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, Young Adult, Youth
Church takes kids into creation

The kids from Jerusalem Christian Church, a new plant in Lafayette, La., headed out to the zoo to learn about God’s creation work on the sixth day.  Dubbed Day 6 at the Zoo, it was the first of several planned to encourage children to experience creation first hand.  Kids from the congregation, as well as […]

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Posted on November 12, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, Young Adult, Youth
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