Disciples News Service

Category: General Assembly

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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Posted on October 1, 2013
Filed under: General Assembly, People, Regions, Young Adult, Youth
Kagiwada Sunday Sept. 8

2013 David Kagiwada Memorial Sunday is September 8 and NAPAD Ministry Week is September 9-14. This year’s celebration will follow the General Assembly theme of “Lord, teach us to pray.” Rev. Younglan Kim and Mrs. JoAnne Kagiwada gave inspiring messages for the Wednesday gathering at the General Assembly. They explored the internment of Japanese Americans in the U.S.and […]

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Posted on August 26, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, People, Resources
Meditation and prayer July 14

Something happened in the Zimmerman verdict that affects us all. In this gathering tonight we may not have the same opinions on what probably happened that night, but we are a pro-reconciling/anti-racist church. Anti-racism says we have to suspect that racism and profiling was involved and is involved. There’s something about guns here, too; something […]

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Posted on July 15, 2013
Filed under: General Assembly, Office of the General Minister and President
Keeping the vision in mind

The Disney Institute brought their premier brand to the assembly learning opportunities. Students in the learning community were shown a little of the thought process that goes into the constant innovation that drives the Walt Disney Company theme parks. Key to the innovation is a planning environment where the participants hold lightly to their ideas […]

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Posted on July 14, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, Resources
A growing group: the Zo

Originally from the hill country on the border between India and Burma, the Zo (also spelled Zou) people are growing churches in Oklahoma, Georgia, and Indiana.  North American Pacific/Asian Disciples are supporting these new congregations through pastor training and welcoming them into the NAPAD family of languages, now numbering 17. Drawn to the United States […]

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Posted on July 10, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly
General Assembly Program and Business Docket available in digital format

The General Assembly Program and Business Docket, the must-have accessory for anybody attending the 2013 General Assembly in Orlando, just got lighter and greener. Chalice Press, the denominational publishing house and Disciples general ministry, has converted the docket book into a variety of eBook formats. These eBooks are available for a variety of tablets and […]

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Posted on July 2, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, Resources
A good kind of wall to build

The General Assembly Youth and Disciples Volunteering have paired up to sponsor an All-Assembly food drive and prayer wall.  Help to meet our Assembly goal of 7500 non-perishable food items to celebrate Christian Youth Fellowship’s 75th Anniversary!  The food items will be constructed into a prayer wall in the Convention Center, as we also engage a spiritual […]

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Posted on May 21, 2013
Filed under: General Assembly
Pentecost 2013

Pentecost 2013 On this Pentecost celebration of the church’s birth, I invite the prayers of Disciples in the United States and Canada for our upcoming General Assembly. Our theme, “Lord, teach us to pray,” comes from the gospel story of Jesus’ disciples returning from an astoundingly successful mission of preaching and healing. They saw lives […]

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Missouri potters create chalices for General Assembly

Every two years Sue Skinner and Joe Jostes create General Assembly chalices that complement the logo and theme for the event. “The shape of the chalice, the glaze, and the stem were created with the logo in mind,” says Skinner. “The stem is tactile and adds another dimension. The twist of the design adds visual […]

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Posted on April 23, 2013
Filed under: General Assembly