When it comes to church, we have a lot of negative tapes playing in our heads:

“Church is judgmental.”
“Church is hypocritical.”
“They think they’re better than everyone else.”

It’s time for restoration. Time to rewind the tape.

New Church Ministry is dedicated to fostering faithful communities marked by deep Christian spirituality and a passion for God’s love and justice.

Like our ancestors, we’re going back to the beginning, when new Christian communities gathered together and shared all they had, organizing everything around the Spirit’s dreams for their lives and their communities.

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, God is singing a new song: not a song of judgment, but of welcome and forgiveness; not a song of superiority, but of humility and grace; not a song of hoarding, but of sharing everything we have!

God’s movement for wholeness is already underway. Our job is to listen, and learn, and follow – supporting leaders and communities as the Spirit calls them into being, laying down a new song for a new generation.

Church as a place of generosity and justice. Church as a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.

Your gifts to the 2024 Pentecost Offering, received in most congregations on Sunday, May 12, and Sunday, May 19, are divided equally between your regional ministry, which supports local new churches, and New Church Ministry, which trains, equips, and assists emerging leaders to be “movement initiators.”

Please give generously to the Pentecost Offering.


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  • One Heart chart (PDF)
  • One Heart sheet music (PDF)
  • One Heart instrumental (MP3)
  • One Heart mix (MP3)
  • One Heart lyric video (streaming)
  • Music Disclaimer: The song One Heart, One Mind in all its material forms is being provided to you free of charge through the end of 2024. If you utilize these resources beyond 2024, additional permission and compensation may be needed. Connect with the creators Wesley King (wesleykingmusic@gmail.com) and Andra Moran (andra@andramoran.com) to seek out these approvals. After 2024, Disciples Church Extension Fund is not to be held liable for usage of materials freely provided to the public.

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