New Church Ministry is a ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada that trains, equips, assists, and multiplies emerging and affiliating congregations and leaders. Our heritage is rooted in the new church movement.

Here are just some of the ways that we support pastors, church planters, chaplains, and others:


Leadership Academy

This interactive virtual experience brings together pastors, church planters, chaplains, and others, regardless of their denominational affiliation, to address missional transformation and concepts, as well as learn alongside a cohort at the same stage in the church launch process.


New Church Hacks

This webinar series provides practical (and sometimes peculiar) prompts for new church starts. Each episode is jam-packed with clever solutions to tricky problems and empowers courageous leaders with the tools, tips and how-tos to start, sustain and strengthen congregations.

The New Wave Pentecost Series

Find out how you can make your church more accessible for those with hearing impairments or deafness, neurodiverse features, and who speak English as a Second Langauge through our collaborations with My SupaNatural Life.



Water the Plants is a church-wide initiative that is bringing together 1,000 intercessors to pray for the leaders and congregations of the Disciples New Church Movement. This dedicated team prays Tuesdays at 9:00 am EST and Thursdays at 9:00 pm EST on group calls. 


Coaching is a one-on-one process of imparting to a leader the encouragement and skills they need to succeed in a task. New Church Ministry coaches walk alongside new/affiliating pastors and leaders to help them remain on track and accountable for the goals they have set for themselves and their faith communities.


Church Planters Assessment

During an hour-long conversation, we’ll explore your past performance, the best indicator for future performance as it pertains to new church planting and church growth.