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Disciples News Brief April 29, 2004
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Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
on the Web: http://www.disciples.org
NEWS FROM THE 2004 GENERAL BOARD MEETING
April 16-20, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Administrative
Committee and General Board met in Indianapolis, Ind. A complete summary
of news from the meeting will soon be available online at
http://www.disciples.org/. A printed summary will also be mailed to
all congregations the first week of May. Highlights are provided below.
GENERAL BOARD: SEARCH COMMITTEE FOR NEXT GENERAL MINISTER AND PRESIDENT
The Administrative Committee elected, and by unanimous vote, the
General Board confirmed the search committee that will select the next
General Minister and President.
Previously, during the Saturday morning session, the Administrative
Committee approved Business Item GB-04-0368 that amended the standing
rules of the General Board (page 30 of The Design). This action will
allow the search committee to adopt the Executive Search Model as a part
of the process for selecting the next General Minister and President.
Read the full story by going to:
GENERAL BOARD: THE STATE OF THE MANDATE
From Disciples General Minister and President, the Rev. W. Chris
Hobgood, read the State of the Mandate as provided to the General Board
on April 18. http://www.disciples.org/gb04/hobgood.htm
GENERAL BOARD: REPORTS AVAILABLE
Review a complete list of business items and actions taken at the 2004
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Board meeting, held April
16-20 at: http://www.disciples.org/gb04/reportindex.htm
GENERAL BOARD: A PRAYER FOR PEACE IN A TIME OF FEAR, ANGER AND VIOLENCE
Read the full prayer delivered to the General Board on the morning of
Monday, April 19 at: http://www.disciples.org/gb04/prayer.htm
JUDGE CALLS FOR MEDIATION, TURNS DOWN DIP FINANCING, ORDERS APPRAISALS
OF NBA PROPERTIES; NBA LEADERS OPTIMISTIC
(SAN ANTONIO, April 23, 2004) - National Benevolent Association
officials announced today that the Honorable Judge Ronald B. King took
three important actions during court proceedings Thursday in the U.S.
Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas.
First, the judge ordered parts of the 117-year-old nonprofit's
bankruptcy case moved to mediation. Second, the judge turned down
NBA's request for approval of up to $50 million in
debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing. Finally, he ordered appraisals of
a number of NBA properties be made by an independent third party. For
the complete story from NBA, go to:
NBA TODAY AVAILABLE
To read the complete edition of NBA Today, go to:
http://www.nbacares.org/DoC/NBAToday/NBAToday.htm. NBA Today is a
communications vehicle produced and distributed by the National
Benevolent Association Office of Church Relations.
NATIONAL HISPANIC ASSEMBLY UPDATE
(PLEASE NOTE CORRECT EVENT DATES) The 12th Assembly of the National
Hispanic and Bilingual Fellowship of the Christian Church (Disciples of
Christ) in the United States and Canada will take place July 8-11, 2004
at the Disciples Center in San Diego, CA. To download registration
materials, please go to: http://www.obrahispana.org/noticias.htm. The
website has been updated with more information about the event.
READ WEEKLY DISCIPLES CAMPUS NEWS FROM DHE
The Division of Higher Education provides news regarding Disciples
colleges, universities and seminaries. Take a look at this week's
LIFT YOUR SPIRIT! PENTECOST OFFERING 2004
On April 11th, Rios de Agua Vida launched its first worship service
with more than 140 in attendance. This new Hispanic congregation is
nested at Johnson County Disciples Church in Shawnee, KS. Visit the
website at: http://www.disciples.org/dns/Releases2004/0420.htm and learn
how your gifts to the Pentecost Offering helped this new church start.
MEDITATE AND PRAY WITH THE CHURCH IN ARGENTINA FROM EASTER TO
Tim and Jodi Bobbitt, missionaries in Argentina bring us reflections
written by brothers and sisters from the Disciples of Christ
congregations of Barranqueras and Vedia and Hope Ecumenical
Congregation. You are invited to use these prayers and reflections in
your sermons, bulletins, or newsletters. Reflections and prayers are in
English and Spanish. Visit the Global Ministries website at:
WEEK OF COMPASSION UPDATE
The Week of Compassion Committee met in St. Louis, MO April 22-23. For
an update on this meeting visit the Week of Compassion website at:
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DISCIPLES DATES
July 8-11: National Hispanic Assembly, San Diego, CA
July 15-18: Sessions Men's Event
July 28-31: NAPAD Convention
July 28-Aug. 1: World Convention of the Churches of Christ, Brighton,
August 6-10: National Convocation
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