Disciples News Service

Archive: August 2009

Doctor Urges Disciples to Take Care of the Earth

The Bible commands Christians to take care of the land upon which they live, evangelical environmentalist and author J. Matthew Sleeth told Disciples attending the General Assembly on July 31. “Christian language is so organic,” said Sleeth. “The Bible is full of vines and trees. God’s language is unique. He said, ‘I am the true vine, […]

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Posted on August 5, 2009
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DHM Dinner Brings Together Supporters of DHM

Volunteers, supporters and friends of Disciples Home Missions gathered for dinner Saturday evening, August 1, at the General Assembly of the Christian Church. DHM is the singular organization of opportunity for Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) members to translate the vision and hope of the Church into ministry. Ronald J. Degges, DHM president, recognized special guests, […]

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Disciples Men Let Their Cookin

Breakfast can be more than just pancakes and sausage. That’s what a dedicated group of Disciples men proved at the 2009 General Assembly. Almost 100 Disciples men crowded into a small basement dining hall at historic Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis on Thursday, July 30 to accomplish two things: enjoy a pancake meal while supporting […]

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Church Boards Are a Ministry AND A Legal Responsibility

Church board membership is a ministry that should guide the higher calling of a church and not be a ministry to decide the color of the front door, Don D. Brewer, director of the Disciples Care Network told 50 attendees at a resource group session on Friday, July 31 during the 2009 General Assembly. “Board […]

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Disciples Learn the Ancient Art of Making a Labyrinth

Disciples at General Assembly learned the ancient Christian art of making labyrinths with present day tools and materials.   Warren Lynn, Director of Search and Call at Disciples Home Missions, led a hands-on workshop on making a labyrinth at the assembly. John Ridder, an internationally known labyrinth maker from Indiana, helped in the process and […]

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General Minister and President Exhorts Disciples to Extend Circles of Care

More than 6,000 Disciples were encouraged to embrace God’s plan of creation, where the world is one of abundance, not scarcity, and where there is more than enough for all. These were part of the comments made by General Minister and President Sharon Watkins Friday evening during her sermon at the 2009 General Assembly. Watkins […]

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Posted on August 2, 2009
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Jose Morales Urges Those At Saturday Morning Session To Reclaim The Blessing Of The Holy Spirit; Ayanna Johnson Leads Worship Time

As with each Business/Worshipful Work session, Ayanna Johnson lead the worship time preceding the assembly’s business session on Saturday morning, August 1. In relating the feelings associated with losing traditions, children and churches, for example, she explained, we’re tempted to seek comfort from God. “Sometimes, waiting and praying does not seem enough,” Johnson proposed.  “Sometimes, […]

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Posted on August 1, 2009
Filed under: General Assembly
Participants Learn About Injustice During the

Participants in the Friday, July 31, General Assembly Learning Track “Are We Just Neighbors?” freely opened their minds and hearts to “Feeling the Wounds of the World.” The follow-up three-hour session on Saturday, Aug. 1 will focus on “Healing the Wounds of the World.” Through a mostly impromptu, unscripted role-play drama, participants were reminded of […]

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