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Couple honored for christian service

Bob and Gina Waldron from Hurst, Texas, were awarded the Christian Service Award by The Christian Chronicle during the recent Pepperdine Lectureship in Malibu, Calif.
Citing their 45 years of leadership in missions and ministry. Editor Lynn McMillon presented the award at a Chronicle luncheon.
Bob Waldron serves as executive director of Missions Resource Network, a Fort Worth-based ministry founded in 1998.
The Missions resource Network screens missionaries, provides training to churches interested in church planting and helps missionaries who are experiencing difficult transitions.
ACU to offer degree in worship ministry

“This degree will provide a specific curriculum tailored to the theological and musical needs of a congregation,” said Greg Straughn, an assistant professor in ACU’s Department of Music.
Stepping Stone chapters raise $4 million


Ohio Valley University’s Stepping Stone chapters had several reasons to celebrate during their recent 48th annual convention — 4 million
reasons, to be exact.
A national organization started by Church of Christ women in 1959, the Stepping Stones have 33 chapters in nine states with more than 900 women participating.
Through bake sales, catering services, candy sales and a variety of special events, chapters raise $175,000 annually for student scholarships, campus beautification projects and the general support of faith-based education at the Vienna, W.Va., university. In the past 48 years, the organization has raised more than $4 million, director Susan Ryan said.
“This speaks volumes about the unselfish character and dedication of women across the country to support the mission of Ohio Valley University,” she said.

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