Disciples News Service

Archive: February 2009

Hey Youth – Shadow A Disciples Leader At General Assembly

Ever wonder what a pastor, regional minister, or general ministry leader does at General Assembly? Do you want a "behind the scenes" look at how Disciples work? What makes these different forms of ministry unique, anyway? Disciples high school students can answer these questions and more through the "Shadow a Disciples Leader" program coordinated by […]

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Posted on February 6, 2009
Filed under: General Assembly, Young Adult, Youth
Indiana Disciples Pastors To Participate In Leadership Program

An Indiana-based pastoral leadership program is fortunate to have three Disciples pastors selected for the program. It was announced in the Jan. 7 DNS that Nathan Day Wilson, Senior Minister at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Shelbyville, Ind. was part of the program. In addition, Jennifer Steele-Lantis, Associate Minister at Southport Christian Church […]

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Christian Churches Together Issues 'Statement On Poverty'

Christian Churches Together (CCT) in the USA has issued a statement calling on the new Obama administration – in addition to church and societal leaders – to make reduction of poverty a top priority. After leaders of CCT met with members of Obama’s transition team last month, the ecumenical group issued a "Statement on Poverty," […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical
Jarvis Christian College Names Eleventh President

The Jarvis Christian College Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Cornell Thomas to serve as the eleventh President of Jarvis Christian College. After conducting a nationwide search, and a series of interviews, Dr. Thomas emerged as the successor to Dr. Sebetha Jenkins. Cornell Thomas formerly served as System Vice President for Institutional Diversity at Oklahoma […]

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Posted on February 5, 2009
Filed under: Higher Education
Jarvis Christian College of Hawkins, Texas, Receives $250,000 Scholarship Endowment From Northway Christian Church of Dallas

DALLAS, Texas (Jan. 19, 2009) – Northway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Dallas has made a $250,000 gift to Jarvis Christian College, a fully accredited, private liberal arts institution in Hawkins, Texas. The gift will be used to endow a new permanent scholarship at the historically black college. The gift to Jarvis, made by a […]

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Mission Alignment Coordinating Council (MACC) Holds Fourth Meeting

Fort Worth, Texas (Feb. 2, 2009) – The Mission Alignment Coordinating Council (MACC) appointed by the General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) met in Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 21 – 23. In this, its fourth meeting, the council worked toward finalizing recommendations to be presented to the General Board in April. The […]

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