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  • God has not stopped calling people into ministry

    Feb 12, 2014 | The Discipleship Project

    By Carol F. Johnston | The Discipleship Project is exploring innovative ways to equip them for life-giving and world-transforming ministries. God has not stopped calling young people into ministry, just because churches are shrinking and increasing numbers of young adults are saying they don’t belong to any religion. Yes, church membership is down. Yes, seminary enrollments are down. Business as usual cannot go on.

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  • Resolutions of hope

    Jan 15, 2014 | The Discipleship Project

    By Maggie May Archibald | As I write this we have just celebrated the beginning of another New Year. For me, the beginning of the New Year is very similar to the beginning of seminary. When I first began seminary, I was excited for what this new chapter of my life would bring. I was filled with hope about my future and education. I was looking forward to meeting my new classmates and future colleagues.

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  • Advent, seminary, and preparation

    Dec 11, 2013 | The Discipleship Project

    By Sarah Frische-Mouri | The season of Advent is upon us. It’s that special time in the church year when we ideally create space in our lives to prepare ourselves for the arrival of the Christ child, the liberator born into the form of a vulnerable baby.

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  • Looking back ... and moving forward

    Sep 18, 2013 | The Discipleship Project

    By Annettia Brooks-Rankin | As I look back over the first year of The Discipleship Project (TDP), I remember many experiences. I’d like to highlight one of the key tasks that was outlined for the group at the beginning. We were to visit vibrant communities of faith in order to engage those involved so that we could learn what was working in their particular communities and, of course, what wasn’t working.

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  • The challenge of community

    Aug 07, 2013 | The Discipleship Project

    By Daniel T. Dempsey | Throughout our lives we will inevitably be involved in some type of community, whether that is a neighborhood, a church, a school, or even a class. Communities are like the individuals that compose them: unique. As we gather together in some form, we all bring our own ideas, our own assumptions, and our own expectations that no one else in the community may be aware of.

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