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Category: General Assembly

NBA offers resources for "Bully" movie discussion

Bully, a documentary about bullying among youth, was released last weekend amid intense controversy about the film’s rating.  In the end Bully was released without a rating, leaving the decision about who should/could see the movie up to parents, young people and educators. The Disciples approved a resolution (see link below) on this subject at […]

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Posted on April 11, 2012
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Assembly, Resources, Young Adult, Youth
Express yourself in survey

As the General Board prepares for the work during their April 21-24, 2012 meeting, they are asking for your help. Please click on one of the links below to take a five-minute survey regarding “Why the Church Gathers.” Please only take the survey once. Thank you! English: http://conta.cc/zWT3BsSpanish: http://conta.cc/ybcCLi

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Posted on February 16, 2012
Filed under: General Assembly
General Assembly "Toolkits" are now available online

Resources from the 2011 General Assembly are now posted on the web. The online "toolkits" can be found on the General Assembly web site at www.disciples.org/ga and clicking on the "Toolkits" link. Resources include downloadable documents, presentations and videos used during learning opportunities or plenary sessions. Additional resources will be posted as they become available. […]

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Posted on August 25, 2011
Filed under: General Assembly
Faithful Conversations: A New Model to Address Divisive Issues

The Council on Christian Unity, in partnership with Disciples Peace Fellowship, engaged Disciples in vigorous, robust discussion on the challenges of putting faith into practice while addressing issues of unity, war and peacemaking with a new discussion model called “Faithful Conversations.” The process was introduced at the first business session on Sunday, July 10 by […]

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Posted on August 9, 2011
Filed under: General Assembly
Tweeting for Jesus workshop covers social media formats

(Nashville, Tenn. – 7/13/2011) – A standing-room-only workshop on the final afternoon of General Assembly – “Tweeting for Jesus” — treated participants to tips and pointers for much more than the popular 140-character social media format. Presenter Jeff Champeau, a systems engineer and member of First Christian Church of Norman, Ok., covered Facebook, Twitter, presentation […]

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Posted on July 25, 2011
Filed under: General Assembly
Church addresses sexual abuse, opposes human trafficking, dialogues about immigration

(Nashville, Tenn. – 7/12/2011) – Disciples meeting Tuesday morning at the 2011 General Assembly in Nashville voted to adopt resolutions urging the church to nurture those suffering abuse and to oppose human trafficking. In addition, assembly delegates received reports related to general ministries of the church and to the Council of Colleges and Universities, made […]

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Posted on July 22, 2011
Filed under: General Assembly
Youth dodgeball games at Assembly support Week of Compassion

(Nashville, Tenn. – 7/12/2011) – On Tuesday morning over 200 energetic fans and players gathered at Vine Street Christian Church for an International Disciple Dodgeball Invitational (IDDI).  Five and a half hours and 36 games later the Hamburglars won the top position. Most of us remember dodge ball from physical education classes where everyone was […]

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"Tell It" testimonies share faithful stories of transformation

(Nashville, Tenn. – 7/12/2011) – Fred Craddock and several Disciples ministers encouraged a denomination to rise up, overcome anxiety and silence, and truly “Tell It!” to their communities and the world.  The theme for the 2011 General Assembly reached a crescendo Tuesday night in Plenary Hall’s evening worship service. “Our theme is asking us to […]

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Youth ministry the focus of spirit-filled discussion

(Nashville, Tenn. – 7/11/2011) – Youth ministers from across North America gathered to compare ministries, share resources, make new friends and associates and deepen their mission and skills.  The Youth Ministry is Missional Ministry” Learning Track on July 11 featured small groups where all shared their hopes, dreams and experiences in youth leadership.  A spirit […]

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Posted on July 19, 2011
Filed under: General Assembly