Disciples News Service

Category: Young Adult

Why I go to church

WHY I GO TO CHURCH Anonymous, contributed to the Nebraska regional newsletter through the Broken Halos, a women’s support group at First Christian, Weeping Water, NE (Nov. 2014) In recent years, many young adults in my generation have developed a distaste for the church. Some of the reasons are valid, some not. Other friends feel […]

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Posted on December 19, 2014
Filed under: Congregations, People, Regions, Young Adult
We are blessed

By Rev. Chuck Yarborough In 1999, 12 retired seniors met to start a new church under the leadership of two retired minister, Revs Charles and M. Linda Yarborough. It was tough going for a while. In fact it took us three months to raise $400 to open a bank account. We met each Sunday in a […]

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Posted on April 29, 2014
Filed under: Congregations, People, Regions, Young Adult, Youth
Undergraduate schools encourage lifelong leadership, vocations

Two Disciple-related undergraduate schools are helping build leaders through example. Bethany College in West Virginia and Transylvania University in Kentucky are featuring long-time Disciple leaders in campus programs. Bethany is kicking off its 175th anniversary celebration with the Larry E. Grimes Lecture Series which will feature Grimes himself as inaugural speaker. An internationally known Hemingway […]

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Posted on January 14, 2014
Filed under: Higher Education, People, Young Adult, Youth
Giving a voice to the voiceless

For nearly a dozen years on Monday nights, anywhere from 5 to 45 people have gathered for dinner and choir rehearsal in Spokane, Wash. Far from being a stuffy formal rehearsal, kids are running around and adults are sharing stories. Choir members help write the music on occasion and they often sing of hope out […]

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Posted on December 3, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, Young Adult, Youth
Church takes kids into creation

The kids from Jerusalem Christian Church, a new plant in Lafayette, La., headed out to the zoo to learn about God’s creation work on the sixth day.  Dubbed Day 6 at the Zoo, it was the first of several planned to encourage children to experience creation first hand.  Kids from the congregation, as well as […]

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Posted on November 12, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, Young Adult, Youth
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
From counting change to being changed, youth embraces opportunities

“Before this Assembly one of our youth approached me as she wanted to learn more about the denomination,” said Manuel Collazo, minister of stewardship education and development in Florida. “I was General Assembly treasurer so I asked my young disciple to save some money and register for the assembly and serve as my assistant.”  Kesimy […]

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Filed under: General Assembly, People, Regions, 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