Disciples News Service

Category: Overseas Ministries

Disciples join ecumenical community in prayers for Syrian people

The precious gift of peace A renewed call to prayer and action for the people of Syria  text provided by the Presbyterian Church USA As violence continues in Syria and the reported use of chemical weapons on civilians causes us much anguish, we call on Christians to engage in prayer, witness, and action on behalf of […]

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Former U.S. president, Disciples dedicate hospital wing in Nanjing

A delegation of Disciples joined President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter in Nanjing, China to unveil a statue of Dr. William Macklin and dedicate a new wing at the Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital.  Dr. Macklin was a Disciples missionary from Canada, starting schools and providing medical care in the Nanjing area. The Drum Tower Hospital began […]

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Disciples Women visit China, partners

By Rev. Dr. Patricia Donahoo, executive director, Disciples Women’s Ministries As part of the Woman-to-Woman Worldwide (WWW) ministry of Disciples Women, a delegation of fourteen women returned from China on Saturday, November 16, 2012. Disciples Women works in partnership with Global Ministries to participate in a ministry of presence with sisters all over the world. […]

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Posted on December 3, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Overseas Ministries, People
Neighbors to the south

To get to know a friend you need to know her history to really know where she is coming from. It is no different for our Church’s partners across the globe, in this case, our neighbors in Latin America and the Caribbean. We’ve been friends for a long time. Some of our partner churches have […]

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Posted on November 6, 2012
Filed under: Ecumenical, Overseas Ministries
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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Global Ministries Co-Executive Participants in World Mission Event in the Philippines

Julia Brown Karimu traveled to Manila, Philippines to participate in the pre-assembly event of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME). More than 200 participants from around the world met from March 22 to 27 focusing on the theme “Together towards life: mission and evangelism in changing landscapes”. Read […]

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Posted on April 17, 2012
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
Global Ministries continues work in post-earthquake Japan

Global Ministries missionary to Japan, Jeffrey Mensendiek, has been walking with our brothers and sisters in Japan as they recover from the devastating earthquake. He helps organize and accompany volunteer work teams through the Emmaus Center in Sendai, Japan.  A year has gone by and he has regularly shared his experience with us in blog […]

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Posted on March 15, 2012
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
Internships for seminarians available with Global Ministries

DOM/Global Ministries is providing two summer internships for Disciples seminarians. Interns will engage with a variety of programs within Global Ministries and will go on an overseas pilgrimage to visit some global partners. The internships will emphasize “critical presence” — meeting God’s people and creation at the point of deepest need spiritually, physically, emotionally, or […]

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Posted on February 23, 2012
Filed under: Overseas Ministries