Disciples News Service

Category: Overseas Ministries

David Vargas announces his retirement; executive search committee has been set up

David A. Vargas, President of the Division of Overseas Ministries and Co-Executive of Global Ministries, has announced his intention to retire on Aug. 1, 2011. He has served in DOM for 27 years. Prior to joining Overseas Ministries, Vargas was Director of Program Services for Hispanic and Bilingual Congregations in the Division of Homeland Ministries […]

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Posted on September 30, 2010
Filed under: Overseas Ministries, People
'A Million Minutes for Peace' set for noon on September 21

Organizers of "A Million Minutes for Peace" are encouraging Disciples to join them in an exercise that believes in the power of prayer. On Sept. 21, during the United Nations International Day of Peace, people of different faiths from around the world will stop at noon and pray for peace for one minute – each […]

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Posted on September 11, 2010
Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Global Ministries hosts Missionworks/MMI training event in October

Do you have a passion for global mission? Are you a member of your congregation’s mission and outreach committee looking for new ideas? Are you a pastor interested in energizing your congregation through global mission involvement? Has your congregation had a relationship with a Global Partner through regular group mission trips? Do you want to […]

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Posted on August 27, 2010
Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Earthquake scrubs Indiana church

"’Tis a lesson you should heed, try, try again. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again," goes the proverb first written by American educator Thomas H. Palmer. Members of Allisonville Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indianapolis can relate to the meaning of Palmer’s maxim. Sixteen members of Allisonville Christian Church were two […]

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Posted on July 7, 2010
Filed under: Congregations, Overseas Ministries