Disciples News Service

Archive: February 2010

Peacemakers Conference Calls Young Adults To Kansas City

Disciples will take up several relevant topics on peace issues at a Young Adult Peacekeepers Conference next month. The conference will take place March 11-14 at Community Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Kansas City, Mo. The Keynote speaker will be Janetta Cravens Boyd, senior minister at University Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Seattle, […]

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Posted on February 11, 2010
Filed under: Young Adult, Youth
Ministerial Student Grants Applications Due April 1

Disciples seminarians are invited to apply for Ministerial Student Grants, a program of Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) providing up to $3,000 for selected M.Div. students to support research projects, educational experiences outside the student’s institution, study-related travel, or other opportunities. For guidelines and an application, visit: www.helmdisciples.org/helm/10/HELM-MSG.htm

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Filed under: Higher Education
Bethany College Launches Project For Haiti Earthquake Relief

Bethany College is sponsoring several initiatives to benefit the victims of the Haitian earthquake. In partnership with International Relief and Development, the college has implemented a program entitled “Bethany: Hands to Haiti.” The program will raise money for earthquake relief through a variety of activities, including a raffle, a fashion show and a “Wear Red […]

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Filed under: Higher Education, Overseas Ministries
Hispanic Ministries Institute Set For Texas Christian University

Brite Divinity School will host the Hispanic Ministries Institute from June 6-11 at Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas. Classes that will be offered include Christian Education; New Testament; Hispanic/Latino Theology; Church Administration; Christian/Hispanic Spirituality; and History, Theology, and Polity, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). To find out more about this opportunity for a […]

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Westar Institute Names Disciple As Interim Executive Director

A Disciple has been selected as the interim executive director of Westar Institute, a non-profit research and educational institute dedicated to the advancement of religious literacy. Chuck Jones, founder and chief executive officer of NonProfit Communication Strategies, was named to the position Jan. 20. Westar Institute sponsors the Jesus Seminar, a group of approximately 150 […]

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Chapman University To Host Founders Day Activities

Chapman University will host a special two-day Founders Day event on March 19-20. Marcus Borg, Canon Theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Ore. will be the guest speaker. Borg also is professor emeritus in the philosophy department at Oregon State University. He has authored 18 books, including Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, […]

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Disciples Women To Continue Publishing Just Women Magazine

International Disciples Women Ministries (IDWM) affirmed this week that Just Women, a quarterly magazine for Disciples women will continue. Just Women was originally founded in 2009 as a partnership between IDWM and DisciplesWorld, Inc. IDWM provided all of the seed money to develop and publish Just Women; DisciplesWorld, Inc provided the expertise and infrastructure to […]

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Posted on February 10, 2010
Filed under: Uncategorized
The Life-shaping Power of Words: California Pastor Jon Mccauley Smith Finishes In Top 10 Of National Writing Contest

By Nathan D. Wilson The Reverend Jon McCauley Smith, pastor of First Christian in Palo Alto, CA, earned tenth place in the inspirational category of the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. His winning short story, "Aharon’s Father," is based on Mark 9:2-32. Smith, a former English teacher who taught creative writing, recently took time […]

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