07/11/07 General Assembly news available online
INDIANAPOLIS (7/11/07) — Beginning Wednesday, July 18, DisciplesWorld will provide daily news from the Fort Worth, Texas 2007 General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) on its website, www.disciplesworld.com.
The General Assembly will officially convene on Saturday evening, July 21, with an opening worship led by Dr. Daisy Machado, former dean of Lexington Theological Seminary. The event will conclude Wednesday evening, July 25 with a service featuring Jim Wallis of Sojourners/Call to Renewal.
As they unfold, DisciplesWorld will report on business items, worship services, awards and banquets, as well as mission projects, programs for young people, and more. A cadre of 15 writers and photographers, including Editors Sherri Emmons, Rebecca Woods, and Verity Jones, will bring to online readers a full view of the event as it happens.
Although the General Assembly is not scheduled to begin until Saturday, July 21, DisciplesWorld will report on pre-assembly events such as the Mission Pre-Event. Stories about what to expect at General Assembly will also precede the first day’s opening ceremonies.
DisciplesWorld, a monthly journal of news, opinion, and mission for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), has set a goal of 1,000 new subscriptions by August 30, 2007, and another 1,000 new subscriptions by December, 31, 2007. In the June 2007 issue, Publisher and Editor Verity Jones discussed the five-year old journal’s current financial crisis, due largely in part to lagging circulation numbers. While DisciplesWorld’s financial picture has greatly improved since the June issue hit mailboxes, circulation continues to be a concern for long-term viability.
For more information about news and subscriptions, go to www.disciplesworld.com.