Disciples News Service

Archive: April 2010

Pastor's Conference Scholarships Announced

The Office of the General Minister and President has received an anonymous and generous gift to provide scholarships to the 2010 Pastors’ Conference for persons not yet registered. The 2010 Pastors’ Conference is September 21-23, 2010 in San Diego, California. Dr. Diana Butler Bass is the featured keynote speaker for the three-day event. The donor […]

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Posted on April 22, 2010
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President, Resources
2010 General Board Meets In Indianapolis For Its Annual Meeting

The General Board opened its 2010 session in Indianapolis on Saturday, April 17 by joining with members of Geist Christian Church, a growing congregation with 3500 participants, at its north campus in Fishers, Ind. for worship and prayer. Over the next three days, the board continued its worshipful work, including reviewing reports from general and […]

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Trailblazing Preacher to be Honored for 50 Years of Service

Her initial calling to the ministry came at age 13, and at age 15 she preached her first sermon. Fifty years later, a youthful Delores Carpenter will be honored by those who have been blessed by her tremendous oratory and musical gifts. Carpenter 65, is pastor emerita of Michigan Park Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) […]

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Filed under: People
Progress Continues On The Ordering Of Ministry

The General Commission on Ministry (GCOM) is continuing its work toward implementing Resolution 0922, "Theological Foundations and Policies and Criteria for the Ordering of Ministry." The document was adopted by the 2009 General Assembly, and will replace the current document, "Policies and Criteria for the Order of Ministry." The resolution is being implemented over a […]

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Posted on April 8, 2010
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Two Disciples Meet With President Obama At Easter Prayer Service

General Minister and President Sharon Watkins and Cynthia Hale, pastor of Ray of Hope Christian Church in Decatur, Ga., were among religious leaders who met yesterday with President Barack Obama for an Easter prayer breakfast. The event, held at the White House in Washington, D.C., was organized to highlight the important role that Christian organizations […]

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Fighting Erupts In Mbandaka – Home Of The Community Of Disciples Of Christ In The Congo

Prayers are asked for those in Mbandaka, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where more than 17 people have died since fighting erupted over the weekend. Sandra Gourdet, Africa area executive with Global Ministries, reports that while many parishioners were involved in Easter morning church services, more than 200 armed soldiers in opposition to […]

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Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Professors To Teach How To Learn The Bible Through Storytelling

Faculty members at Phillips Theological Seminary will present a series of workshops and performances on how to understand the Bible using storytelling. Phillips Theological professors Dennis Smith and adjunct instructor Barbara McBride-Smith will be the presenters. The workshops will take place April 16-17 at Pine Valley Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Wichita, Kan. Smith […]

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Filed under: Higher Education
New Church Count At 657; Pentecost Special Offering May 16 & 23

Disciples are helping to share the witness of Christ by supporting the growth of new churches throughout the United States and Canada. Through the New Church movement, 657 new churches have been started since 2001, a benchmark that puts Disciples well on their way to start 1,000 new churches by 2020. The Pentecost Special Offering […]

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Butler University has Historic Ties to Abolitionist Disciple

Butler University’s amazing run through the National Collegiate Athletic Association 2010 Men’s Basketball Tournament was an awesome achievement, especially considering that the Indianapolis college has only about 4,200 students. Not to be forgotten in all of the excitement over the team’s success, is Butler’s historic ties to the Stone-Campbell movement. Butler University takes its name […]

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Posted on April 6, 2010
Filed under: Higher Education, People
Pentecost Offering Supports New Church Ministry in Many Ways

Indianapolis, April 5, 2010 – New Church Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) works in concert with general, regional and local Disciples ministries and global/ecumenical partners to help Disciples extend witness into neighborhoods and mission fields in the United States and Canada through the planting of new churches. All of this is made […]

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