Disciples News Service

Category: 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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Posted on September 3, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, Regions, Young Adult, Youth
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
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