Indianapolis, Indiana – On Monday, January 11, 2021, Erick D. ‘Rick’ Reisinger, President of Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF), shared his plans with the DCEF Board and staff to retire at year’s end --December 31, 2021. “This decision has been a long time in coming and is the result of a very personal discernment process,” Rick … Continue reading Rick Reisinger Announces Retirement Plans
ANNOUNCEMENT FOR POSITION OPENING PROGRAM COORDINATOR FOR NEW CHURCH MINISTRY Full-Time Employment Summary Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF) functions as a ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. New Church Ministry (NCM), under the umbrella of DCEF, trains, equips, assists and multiplies emerging and affiliating congregations and leaders. … Continue reading Job posting – Program Coordinator
When we set out to plan New Church Ministry (NCM)'s activities for 2020, we did not know what the year would bring. But NCM's mission to train, equip, assist, and multiply emerging and affiliating congregations and their leaders has continued amidst a year with many unexpected twists and turns. Our team made meaningful connections and … Continue reading A Year to Remember
Sometimes ministers need to laugh together. Clergy members from several denominations did just that during a recent ecumenical-led virtual gathering to celebrate the first calendar year of the COVID-19 pandemic nearing its close. “It was so amazing to goof around with church planters,” said the Rev. Chris Davies, leader of the United Church of Christ’s … Continue reading Work Hard, Play Harder
New Church Ministry gathers Disciples every fall to share leadership experiences, wisdom, and training at Leadership Academy (LA). Usually, it takes place in Indianapolis, IN, but due to public health concerns, this year’s Academy was hosted on Zoom, with resources available on Teachable. And that’s not all that was new for 2020. LA was held … Continue reading Training for the Future
Building a budget, eliminating debt, and investing your savings will help your community of faith build a solid financial foundation for long-term success. In "Secure a Firm Financial Foundation," our last New Church Hacks episode of the season, New Church Ministry will: Discover how vision clarity gives your stewardship lifeLearn how generous leadership draws followersConstruct … Continue reading What significant changes could revolutionize giving at your church?
The novel coronavirus has caused us to do church in a new way. And that's why New Church Ministry is doing Leadership Academy in a new way as well. This year, core teams of up to five people can register for the low price of USD $500. Now each member of your team, from your … Continue reading Join us for our annual leadership event
On August 19th through the 21st, 2020, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) convened a New Church Summit to strategize about the future of the Disciples’ New Church Movement over the coming decade in light of current realities and next normals. This three-day virtual event was hosted by Pastor Terrell L McTyer, Minister of New Church … Continue reading New Church Summit convened
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, … Continue reading Office closure announcement
If you're a new church planter or a member of a new faith community, you may have your friends, family, and colleagues in your corner. What if we told you that you could have 1,000 intercessors praying for you as well? That's what our new church-wide initiative, Water the Plants, is all about. Water the … Continue reading Who’s got your back?