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Lexington Theological Seminary opens search for chair in pastoral leadership

Lexington Theological Seminary invites applications for the Donald and Lillian Nunnelly Chair in Pastoral Leadership. Its incumbent will hold a terminal degree in Congregational Studies, Pastoral Leadership, or Practical Theology, with proven experience in congregational leadership in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or in the United Church of Christ, with deep and significant experience […]

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Posted on November 26, 2019
Filed under: General Church Positions, Higher Education
The importance of authenticity in leadership: a conversation with Richie Sanchez

This interview originally appeared on the Higher Education & Leadership Ministries (HELM) website. The Disciples Leadership Institute (DLI) brings together emerging Disciples leaders, seeking to deepen understanding and develop relationships across perceived boundaries of race, culture and language. This month a past DLI participant, Richie Sanchez, who has just recently been called to serve as […]

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Posted on October 30, 2019
Filed under: General Ministries, Higher Education, Resources
Noted scholars update book on Disciples identity

Launching at the 2019 General Assembly, Disciples: Who We Are and What Holds Us Together is a substantial update to Rev. Drs. Michael Kinnamon and Jan Linn’s 2009 work (both published by Chalice Press). While the content is certainly revised, so was the authors’ process. “We realized that, even more than in 2009, two white […]

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Posted on June 20, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, General Ministries, People, Resources
Rev. Dr. Chris Hobgood, former GMP, passes

The Rev. Dr. William Chris Hobgood, former general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) passed into new life in Christ May 31, 2019. Hobgood was general minister and president from October 2003 to July 2005. In addition to his work in the general Church, Hobgood was regional minister in Arkansas and […]

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Disciples college service-learning shapes leaders

from the Winter 2019 edition of the Culver-Stockton College Chronicle alumni publication photo and text provided by the Office of Marketing and Public Relations, Culver-Stockton College Students at Culver-Stockton College learn the importance of improving the world around them through service learning. Service learning at C-SC starts the first week of school with the annual […]

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Posted on April 3, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General, Higher Education, People
Kentucky church heading for carbon neutral status

It did not take Midway Christian Church long to decide to be the first Disciples of Christ church to commit to going carbon neutral by 2030. Their first steps were to invite Lexington Theological Seminary Assistant Professor Rev. Dr. Leah Schade to help them plan. On Earth Day Sunday Schade taught Sunday School and preached, […]

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Posted on July 17, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General
Kentucky church offers welcome home for immigrants

When Foster Frimpong immigrated to Lexington, KY from Ghana in 2009, he vowed to start a church in his new community. He began his ministry by praying with other immigrants in their homes. As he met more people, he discovered that many were looking for a gathering place to continue worship practices from their home […]

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Posted on June 27, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, People, Regions
Florida region names new regional minister

From the Florida Regional Church At the Jan. 27 meeting of the Leadership Council of the Florida Disciples Regional Church, the Rev. Dr. Betsy Goehrig was extended a call to serve as the Region’s next Regional Minister, beginning Feb. 1, 2018. Search Committee Chair David Walton said of her nomination, “Ours was an exhaustive nationwide search which, in […]

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Posted on January 29, 2018
Filed under: People, Regions
Disciples of Christ Historical Society celebrates

Disciples of Christ Historical Society installed the Rev. Dr. Richard H. “Rick” Lowery as its eighth president during morning worship at National City Christian Church on Nov. 5, 2017. The installation was part of a weekend All Saints celebration that began Saturday evening with the Kirkpatrick lecture by the Rev. Dr. Delores Carpenter and ended […]

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Posted on November 16, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, People
Indianapolis welcomes seminarians for biennial conference

More than 30 Disciples students from 16 different seminaries converged on Indianapolis at the invitation of Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) in October. “I attended the Seminarians Conference in Indianapolis with trepidation, praying that God would show me whether the Disciples truly are ‘my people,’ and whether I am called to this tradition or […]

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Posted on November 7, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries, Higher Education, Young Adult