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.



Leadership Academy is an interactive learning experience that brings together leaders, regardless of their denominational affiliation, to share leadership experience, wisdom, and training.


New Church Hacks 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.


An experienced coach will walk alongside you to help you remain on track and accountable for the goals set for yourself and church plant. Once you have a launch date, we can begin the coaching process.


Water the Plants is a church-wide initiative that is bringing together 1000 intercessors to pray for the leaders and congregations of the Disciples New Church Movement.


Holy Places Grants

Thanks to generous donors, the Holy Places Fund helps new Disciples congregations acquire a home. Disciples Church Extension Fund now awards Holy Places Grants for the acquisition of an initial long-term Place.

Spiritual Discernment

Spiritual discernment is an opportunity to explore God’s calling and direction in your life. 

The New Church Ministry team wants to walk with you on your journey to discern your calling. The activities we offer will help you “see” what God is doing and “hear” what God is saying to you.

Missional Discovery

You can’t serve your community if you don’t know it.

MissionInsite lets you do that. It’s a demographic program that has a community engagement solution designed specifically for faith-based and religious institutions called FaithConnect.

Disciples Immigration Legal Counsel

Immigrant members and congregations can access immigration legal consultations, self-help resources, and legal updates through a part-time immigration attorney that serves the Church. Pastors can also take advantage of the representation provided.

And more!