Disciples News Service

CTS Lectures To Focus On Gender Violence, AIDS, African Injustices

Theological reflections from Southern Africa will be discussed at the Saltsburg Distinguished Lecture Series, which will be held at Christian Theological Seminary Sept. 15-18. The main speaker will be Isabel Apawo Phiri, professor of African theology at the University of Natal and director of the Centre for Constructive Theology in Durban, South Africa. The lectures […]

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Posted on September 18, 2008
Filed under: Higher Education
Campus Ministries Can Be Found At Many Colleges

Students heading off to college are encouraged by Higher Education and Leadership Ministries to sustain a relationship with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) by locating a campus ministry near their school. The web site for the Higher Education Ministries Arena, www.higheredmin.org, has links to more than 140 Disciples campus ministers in 35 states and […]

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DBS Appoints Chaplain To Serve Des Moines Senior Living Center

Disciples Benevolent Services has begun offering chaplain services to the Ramsey Village senior living community in Des Moines, Iowa. Linda M. Lighthall, an ordained Disciples minister has been appointed to serve the chaplaincy needs of the Ramsey Village residents and those of senior residents in the Des Moines area. The Disciples Benevolent Services Chaplaincy Care […]

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Culver-Stockton Givers Dig Deep; Contribute 2.8 Million

Culver-Stockton College received $2.8 million in gifts for the just completed fiscal year, a sum which almost equaled the previous year’s record-setting gifts to the college. Culver-Stockton’s Education Fund benefited from a 49 percent increase in the number of contributors, including a 13 percent increase in alumni making financial contributions to the college, which is […]

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Memphis Disciple Graduates from Seminary After Successful Broadcast Career

When Sonia Walker graduated from Memphis Theological Seminary this past spring, her family, friends and acquaintances were not surprised at the accomplishment. Walker, a longtime Memphis, Tenn., television personality, has dedicated much of her life to achieving the improbable. For instance, when a group at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) felt the congregation […]

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Posted on September 10, 2008
Filed under: People
Mission Alignment Coordinating Council Holds Its Second Meeting

(Indianapolis, Ind. – DNS – Sept. 5, 2008) – The Mission Alignment Coordinating Council (MACC) met in Indianapolis this week and engaged in prayer, worshipful work and dialogue. The 12-member council spent time reviewing church-wide response to a working document it developed which is aimed at better aligning the ministries of the Church around its […]

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Posted on September 5, 2008
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Former President of the Christian Church Foundation Has Died

The Christian Church Foundation has announced the death of Rev. Dr. James R. Reed, president emeritus of the Christian Church Foundation. Reed died Monday evening, September 1, in an Indianapolis hospital, where he had been admitted earlier in the day. He was 80 years old. Reed was the first president of the Christian Church Foundation […]

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Posted on September 3, 2008
Filed under: Obituaries
The Office of the General Minister and President Opens Minister of Compassion / Executive Director of the Week of Compassion Search

The Office of the General Minister and President (OGMP) seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as the Minister of Compassion / Executive Director for Week of Compassion. The new Minister of Compassion will serve as a member of the OGMP staff with primary responsibility to oversee the relief, refugee and development fund of […]

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Posted on August 26, 2008
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Office of the General Minister and President Announces New Minister of Faith and Giving Position

(Indianapolis, Ind. – DNS) – The Office of the General Minister and President is seeking a Minister of Faith and Giving who will lead the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in creating a stewardship movement and a culture of generosity. The Minister of Faith and Giving will work with regional and general ministry partners to […]

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