Disciples News Service

Category: Higher Education

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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Woodruff takes larger role with HELM

Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) welcomed Rev. Hollie Woodruff as director of HELM undergraduate student programs August 1. As director of undergraduate programs, Woodruff will resource the HELM Leadership Fellows and develop a revised program for the 2012-2013 academic year. “We are thrilled that Hollie is willing to expand her work with our ministry,” […]

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Posted on August 7, 2012
Filed under: General Ministries, Higher Education, People, Young Adult, Youth
National Convocation rejoices at 22nd Biennial Session

Following in the steps of Habakkuk through valleys to high places, the theme of the 22nd Biennial Session was “…Yet I will Rejoice”.  From the opening by President Rev. Dale Braxton to the address by Rev. Dr. Timothy James, associate general minister and administrative secretary of the National Convocation, to the closing worship, the theme […]

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Disciple joins Builders of Beloved Community group

Chapman University senior Alyxandra “Aly” Gideon attended the annual Leaders in Ministry conference in Nashville in June as an Undergraduate Fellowship recipient. The conference is sponsored by the Fund for Theological Education. The only recipient affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Gideon was joined by more than 75 other participants who discussed and […]

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Posted on July 16, 2012
Filed under: Ecumenical, Higher Education, People, Young Adult, Youth
New resources now available to advance theological thinking about new media

The New Media Project at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York has published six theological essays and four sets of recommendations about using social media in ministerial, congregational, and institutional settings. The material—located under the Findings tab on the project website —provides a resource for religious leaders seeking to interpret new media in creative and theological ways. In the midst […]

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Posted on June 19, 2012
Filed under: Ecumenical, Higher Education, Resources, Young Adult, Youth