Disciples News Service

Archive: October 2013

Healing and

By the Rev. Dr. Robert Welsh, president of the Council on Christian Unity The Stone-Campbell Dialogue met October 6-8, 2013, at Allisonville Christian Church in Indianapolis, IN, to explore possibilities for ministry to persons who serve in the military, to veterans and family members of veterans, and to first responders who have been impacted by […]

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Posted on October 15, 2013
Filed under: Ecumenical
Disciples Men build a prayer labyrinth

September 21, 2013 was cool rainy fall day somewhat reminiscent of the rainy July day were it all began at the Men’s Gathering in Bethany in 2012.  With much preplanning, and money raising, several hundred men met for the Men’s Gathering in Bethany, West Virginia around the theme “Extreme Faith – Bold Action.”  Bethany College […]

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Posted on October 9, 2013
Filed under: General Ministries
Week of Compassion executive director to join Church World Service

It is with joy and sadness that Week of Compassion announces that The Reverend Amy Gopp will join Church World Service Global (CWS) as Director of Member Relations and Pastoral Care in January 2014. As Executive Director of Week of Compassion, Amy has been a passionate advocate for those displaced by disasters, made refugees by […]

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Filed under: People
Former Justice Department attorney joins center's advocacy team

True Rowan, a member of the Legislative Committee for the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, will serve as the Senior Advisor on Human Trafficking for the Disciples Center for Public Witness. The Center works closely with Disciples Women on this issue. True served for 21 years as Senior Trial Attorney, Department of Justice, Criminal Division, […]

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Christian Church in Northern California-Nevada seeking applicants for Regional Minister

The Christian Church (DOC) of Northern California-Nevada Regional Minister Search Committee announces that beginning in early 2014 applicants for the position of Regional Minister will be accepted and encouraged. All profiles must be routed through Disciples Home Missions Office of Search and Call. Contact Warren Lynn, Executive Minister for Christian Vocations, at (317) 713-2652. Interested […]

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Filed under: Regions
Letter from Amy Gopp, Executive Director, Week of Compassion

October 9, 2013 Dear Friends, Life never ceases to amaze, delight, challenge, and surprise me.  After eight unforgettable and fulfilling years with Week of Compassion, I will be moving on to a new position with Church World Service.  As of January 2014, I will begin to live into my new call as the Director of […]

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Filed under: People
HELM sponsors Razing Church/Raising Church

In January 2014 Higher Education and Leadership Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will sponsor Razing Church/Raising Church, two identical conferences for undergraduate students, along with chaplains and campus ministers, to consider their role in the re-creation of Christian witness and community.  The weekend conferences will feature writer, lecturer, and storyteller Dr. Peter […]

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Posted on October 1, 2013
Filed under: General Ministries, Higher Education, Young Adult, Youth
From counting change to being changed, youth embraces opportunities

“Before this Assembly one of our youth approached me as she wanted to learn more about the denomination,” said Manuel Collazo, minister of stewardship education and development in Florida. “I was General Assembly treasurer so I asked my young disciple to save some money and register for the assembly and serve as my assistant.”  Kesimy […]

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Filed under: General Assembly, People, Regions, Young Adult, Youth