Disciples News Service

Archive: December 2010

Applications available for HELM Leadership Fellows program

College students who want to find out how their leadership skills can help further God’s calling to demonstrate true community, deep Christian spirituality, and a passion for justice can apply now for the HELM Leadership Fellows Program. Eligible students will begin studies in the fall of 2011 at an accredited four-year college; this includes current […]

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Posted on December 9, 2010
Filed under: Higher Education, Resources
Register now for the 2011 Border Conference in San Diego

Remember to register for the Border Conference that will be held in San Diego, Calif. Feb. 10-13. The reduced rate block of hotel rooms closes on January 14, 2011. The conference, entitled "Turning Walls into Tables… A BORDER Experience" will be held at Casa De Oracion Christian Church and will look at issues impacting the […]

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Phillips Theological Seminary dedicates rare book room

Phillips Theological Seminary recently dedicated a space for rare documents. Through a gift from the Theodore and Beulah Beasley Foundation, PTS dedicated the renovated Beasley Rare Book Room on Nov. 16. Among the significant collection in the room is a copy of President Thomas Jefferson’s translation of the New Testament. That book was once owned […]

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Ministerial student grant applications available

Disciples seminarians are invited to apply for Ministerial Student Grants, which provide 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. Applications are due Feb. 15 for projects that will take place before June 30, 2012. Learn more about eligibility and qualifying […]

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Disciple leader called to serve as DBS president and chief executive officer

Mark D. Anderson, who becomes the new president and chief executive officer at Disciples Benevolent Services next month, is probably a familiar person to many Disciples. Anderson, of Kansas City, Mo., serves on the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Board, its Administrative Committee, and chairs the General Board’s Committee on Counsel and Mediation. In […]

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Posted on December 8, 2010
Filed under: People
Disciples-affiliated school does it again

Texas Christian University is on its way to the Rose Bowl. The No. 3-ranked college football team in the country, TCU accepted a bid to play in the Bowl on New Year’s Day. The 9,142 student school in Fort Worth, Texas is associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and traces its history back […]

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New Director of Disciples Volunteering: Long Term Volunteers Crucial

Josh Baird is proud of the work he has helped coordinate through Disciples Volunteering. Baird has seen the impact that Disciples volunteers can make in rebuilding hope and possibility for people whose lives have been impacted by natural or man-made disasters. Baird will assume the reins of the Office of Disciples Volunteering (ODV) on Jan. […]

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Connecting

In my work, I fly a lot. I don’t really like flying. But it is a fact of life. Some people love it. I suppose the pilots do. And the flight attendants, although I once overheard one attendant saying to another, “I hate it when we fly through turbulence.” Those were my thoughts exactly at that moment – I wished she hadn’t verbalized them.

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Posted on December 1, 2010
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