Disciples News Service

Archive: March 2011

Disciples pastor picked for pastoral leadership program

A Disciples minister is among 18 Indiana pastors chosen for the Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program. Rev. David Brown, pastor at Park Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in New Albany, will participate in the program, which engages pastors in explorations of critical economic, educational, and political challenges facing Indiana and helps them become stronger leaders in […]

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Posted on March 10, 2011
Filed under: People
National Council of Churches joins with Muslim groups in expressing outrage at the killing of Pakistani Christian

U.S. Muslims have condemned the assassination in Pakistan last week of the only Christian member of that country’s federal cabinet. The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) said it was "outraged" by the murder of Shahbaz Bhatti, who was Minister for Minorities in the Pakistan government. The National Council of Churches also issued a statement […]

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Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Virginia Disciples urge lawmakers to combat human trafficking

Disciples were among a delegation of Virginia citizens who lobbied their state legislature recently on behalf of exploited children and adults. Irma and Robert Gustafson, Jennifer Larsen of Portsmouth, and Elaine Henk of Olive Branch Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Norge, Va., traveled to the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond on Jan. 26 with […]

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Filed under: People
General Board recommends that Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins serve a second term

The General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) made a major decision at the opening session of its 2011 meeting.  The Board voted on Saturday, Feb. 26 to recommend to the General Assembly that Rev. Dr. Sharon E. Watkins serve a second six-year term as General Minister and President. Watkins accepted the Board’s […]

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Posted on March 9, 2011
Filed under: General Assembly, Office of the General Minister and President
Children Worship & Wonder Story Teller Training Center moving from Lexington Theological Seminary to Phillips Theological Seminary

On June 14, 2011, the Children’s Worship Center will be packed up and moved from Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington, Kentucky to Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa Oklahoma.  The opportunity to have the center located further west will help Disciples Home Ministries make Children Worship & Wonder Story Teller Trainings available to additional congregations and […]

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