TechSoup at Leadership Academy

How can new churches implement social media, lighting, and more to serve their communities? For the Leadership Academy DOCTalk of the day, Terrell L McTyer, Minister of New Church Strategies, and his guests share their twelve hacks to transform your collective’s technology on Facebook Live.

Explore the Enneagram: Webinar

Hosted by Pastor Terrell L McTyer, Minister of New Church Strategies, New Church Hacks provides practical prompts for churches from start to restart. This free webinar series 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. 


Explore the Enneagram

The session was terrific!!! Thank you and the speakers. I am a 3w2, and “heard my heart called” several times.

Charlette Gallagher-Allred

The Enneagram is a personality type theory that argues nine different personality types exist in the world. It’s time to discover why it’s an effective tool to implement within organizations, ministries and workplaces. Bringing the Enneagram as a tool to use within your church increases the quality of communication among your team members.

The Enneagram’s surge in popularity among Christians has spawned an increased demand for resources from spiritual seekers hoping to identify and explore their personality types. In response, New Church Ministry invites you to join it on this exploration to:

  • Apply the principles of the Enneagram to your personal and spiritual growth
  • Strengthen successful relationships at home, at church and in the community
  • Develop leaders, build teams, and enhance communication skills
  • Integrate the Enneagram into your Bible studies, therapy sessions, retreats, and individual spiritual practice

The featured guests included Rev. Trey Flowers (Senior Pastor at Downey Avenue Christian Church), Christiana Rice (leading practitioner and visionary voice in the Parish Movement), and Rev. Kim Gage Ryan (Co-Director/Pastor of Bethany Fellows).

After the episode aired, New Church Ministry moved on to its Facebook page for a live Q&A with our episode’s guests, host, Assistant Minister of New Church Ministry Rev. Dr. Jose Martinez, and Disciples Church Extension Fund Creative Writer/Digital Media Specialist Nadine Compton.

Stay tuned for our upcoming webinar in October!

New Church Summit 2020

Multiply Movement (One Million New Disciples in a Decade)

In November 2000, Church Extension (now Disciples Church Extension Fund or DCEF) invited regional partners, a handful of planters, and other partners to attend the New Church Summit in Indianapolis, IN. At this event, the goal of planting 1,000 congregations by 2020 was adopted, and partners were challenged by church planting experts to think about church planting in a new way.

Last summer, we celebrated not only achieving that goal, but exceeding it. To date, 1,049 faith communities have been formed or have affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada with about a third of these being racially or ethnically diverse.

And now our ministry, alongside DCEF, general and regional ministers, seminary and new church team leaders, church planters, and representatives from various demographic and church planting initiatives, are planning for the future yet again.

From August 19th to the 21st, 2020, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) convened a three-day virtual New Church Summit, hosted by Pastor Terrell L McTyer, Minister of New Church Strategies with New Church Ministry (NCM), and Erick D. ‘Rick’ Reisinger, President of DCEF. The Summit featured General Minister and President Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens, DISRUPTION: Repurposing The Church To Redeem the Community author Mark DeYmaz, spoken-word artist Yaw Kyeremating, Mosaix Global Network facilitator Dr. Rodney Cooper, Peter Wernett of MissionInsite by ACS Technologies, and NCM Associate Minister Rev. Dr. Jose Martinez. Workshop topics included cultural intelligence, competitive analysis, best practices, strategy prioritization, setting tactical gatherings, and possible next steps. Attendees also broke up into smaller discussion groups to develop and present pitches.

In this video, Pastor Terrell L McTyer gives his closing remarks at the 2020 New Church Summit and shares the Multiply Movement, a vision to make one million new disciples in a decade.

How to Be a Servant-Leader

16 Actions-Hacks to Attack Racism: Bonus Hacks

As you know, New Church Ministry always shares totally off-topic bonus hacks in each of our New Church Hacks webinars.

But because they come at the end of our episodes, we tend to rush through them because we know that participants have been listening to us blab on for a while. (And may go on to listen to us for an HOUR more during our Facebook Live Q&A!)

So in case you weren’t able to catch what host Pastor Terrell L McTyer (Minister of New Church Strategies for the Christian Church Disciples of Christ in the United States and Canada) said at the conclusion of “16 Actions-Hacks to Attack Racism,” here are seven bonus hacks for being a servant-leader.

  1. Create a shift from managing for results to designing environments that create results
  2. Replace self-interest with service to others
  3. Seek influence, rather than power and control
  4. Focus on your team’s strengths, rather than on their weaknesses
  5. Listen rather than give orders
  6. Be transformational and future-focused
  7. Demonstrate nine key attributes
    1. Listening
    2. Self-awareness
    3. Foresight
    4. Empathy
    5. Persuasion
    6. Stewardship
    7. Healing
    8. Conceptualization
    9. Building a sense of community

Just click on the video above to learn what they are!

Anti-racism webinar

16 Actions-Hacks to Attack Racism: Webinar

People are suffering. How can the church show that it is listening? How do we exercise Biblical justice as Disciples of Christ? There are some practices that leaders, congregations, and organizations can adopt to eradicate systemic racism. The Bible is clear that all people are made in God’s image. Racism and oppression are against the heart of God, who does not tolerate injustice.

You can courageously and radically transform your church and community into an active force for justice and solace when the world seems to tell certain people that they do not matter. Racism is a sin that needs to be called out. Will you use your voice?

Join us for this New Church Hacks episode on confronting racism.

30 Hacks for Managing Change: Webinar

June 3, 2020

Successfully managing a period of change takes art, intuition, skill, strong listening, effective communication, and spiritual discernment. When done correctly, change management can help a leader gain respect and loyalty. Done poorly, it can have adverse effects on the organization and its people.

Managing change is often daunting to oversee, especially during challenging circumstances. The hacks we will share will help you adjust to change by working with your team to create and execute imaginative plans. Learn to:

  • Launch major transformation efforts to keep your members’ heads above water,
  • Make plans to overcome those who oppose the transformation,
  • Enable others within the ministry to drive change themselves,
  • Build the necessary skills to foster flexibility,
  • Contribute to an organizational culture of adaptability, and
  • Get your mind, emotions, and behavior in the same direction of the shift.

Featured guests

Joining us for our change management webinar were Carla Leon (Innovation & Special Projects lead for EDGE – A Network for Ministry Development of the United Church of Canada), Jennifer DeCoste (Community Host of Life.School.House), and Terry Crump (Mental Health Initiative Team of the National Benevolent Association, owner of Crump Wellness Services, and clinical psychologist).

And just like we did for our previous episode, we gathered with our guests, plus Associate Minister for New Church Strategies, Jose Martinez, for an after session, where we continued the conversation on Zoom. To watch this video, visit our Facebook Live link.


Hosted by Pastor Terrell L McTyer, Minister of New Church Strategies, New Church Hacks provides practical (and sometimes peculiar) prompts for churches from start to restart. Why only do something new or better when you can be both?! Our ministry’s free webinar series 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.

Create and Continue Community Connections from your Couch: Webinar

April 15, 2020

Church leaders have their hands full trying to figure out new ways of being church together in this season of social distancing. They may also be looking for safe, innovative ways to respond to unprecedented needs in the community. What does it mean to “love your neighbor” in the midst of a pandemic and shutdown?

This free New Church Hacks webinar offers suggestions for how churches can foster a feeling of community and care for people when we literally can’t be close to them. Many of these ideas for reaching out beyond the congregation may help the church care for its own members more effectively as well. The discussion will help you:

– Learn to build a response team, identify assets in your congregation, assess community resources and needs
– Explore options for community ministry
– Inform and organize the congregation for your community care ministry
– Conduct worship online but also connect the dots in between services

All registrants will receive a recording of the webinar, regardless of attendance.

New Church Hacks is a webinar series from New Church Ministry that empowers courageous leaders by providing clever solutions to tricky problems. Stay social with us using #NewChurchHacks!