Disciples News Service

Category: Higher Education

Phillips Theological Seminary to install Pittman as fifth dean

The Rev. Dr. Nancy Claire Pittman will be installed as the fifth dean of Phillips Theological Seminary (PTS) on October 17, 2013, at the Meinders Chapel at PTS. The seminary’s installation service, which is open to the public, begins at 7:00 p.m.  Pittman will also serve as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor […]

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Posted on October 15, 2013
Filed under: Higher Education, 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
The Disciples Leadership Program at Eureka College accepting applications

The Leadership Program scholarship is awarded to first-time freshmen based on leadership, service and academic excellence, and the commitment to explore during college a life of faith-based servant leadership. Seminary-bound students interested in our pre-ministry track are encouraged to apply, but all qualified DOC students of any major and vocational aspiration with exceptional leadership and […]

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Posted on September 3, 2013
Filed under: Higher Education, Young Adult, Youth
John and Maxine McCaw Scholarship Fund for Prophetic Living, Teaching and Preaching

         Grogan  Nixon  Shenko  Shue John McCaw’s life has been devoted to helping students succeed through his work at Drake University in Des Moines, IA. Now his legacy and that of his late wife, Maxine, will reach even further into the future: They have endowed a scholarship to equip future generations of Christian […]

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Posted on August 27, 2013
Filed under: Higher Education, People, Regions
Higher Education and Leadership Ministries announces fellows

The HELM Leadership Fellows Program, which supports undergraduate students who have demonstrated leadership skills and who want to help lead transformative change in the church and the world, has added six students for the 2012-2013 academic year.These new fellows enter a significantly revamped program designed to introduce fellows to the rapid changes taking place in […]

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Posted on June 18, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Higher Education, People, Young Adult, Youth

Higher Education and Leadership Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has named Dr. Rafael Luévano, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Chapman University, as recipient of the 2013 T.A. Abbott Award for Faculty Excellence. HELM President Dennis Landon will present the award on March 15, 2014 on the Chapman University campus in Orange, […]

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Posted on May 27, 2013
Filed under: Higher Education, People
Bethany Fellowships provide support for new congregational pastors

Roughly one out of every three young pastors entering congregational ministry will leave the profession within five years. The Bethany Fellowships aims to address that problem. For more than a decade, strengthening congregations has been the intention of Bethany Fellowships. In response to the stark reality that so many young pastors left congregational ministry so […]

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Posted on January 15, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, Higher Education
Stewardship certification offered for lay and clergy; Class begins Feb. 4

Lexington Theological Seminary (LTS) and the Center for Faith and Giving (CFG) are partnering to offer a certification program that advances a comprehensive understanding of stewardship for those preparing for ministry as well as those who serve congregations in the areas of stewardship, personal/congregational finance and best practices for organizations and congregations. “It’s not just […]

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General Ministries offer Disciples Seminarians Conference

All Disciples of Christ ministerial students who have completed at least one year of master of divinity study are invited to the Disciples Seminarians Conference, March 14-17, 2013, at the Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, Tenn. The conference is sponsored by the General Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and coordinated by Higher Education […]

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