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

The offices of Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF) and New Church Ministry will be closed on Thursday, August 6 and Friday, August 7 to provide a period of rest and reflection for our staff. We want to give our employees the opportunity to step away from their work and unplug or volunteer with a non-profit, justice/equality organization, or any program they are passionate about. DCEF recognizes that all of the unrest due to social and racial injustice, along with the uncertainty and fear surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and its resurgence, is taking a toll on everyone, particularly our colleagues of color.

We are grateful to the members of our team for their continued dedication to our ministry these past few months, and to our customers for honoring our time away from work.

In the case of an urgent need, please call (317) 319-9579.



Leadership Academy is an interactive learning experience that brings together Disciples from across the United States and Canada 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 Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) New Church Movement.


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!