Understanding God and the church at the Water the Plants Prayer Summit

In her teaching on the spiritual discipline of prayer at the recent Water the Plants Prayer Summit, Rev. Dr. Martha Brown, a member of the Board of Directors for Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF), recounted the story of Jacob to both returning and first-time attendees of the Water the Plants initiative’s prayer-focused virtual event. As Rev. Dr. Martha told it, … Continue reading Understanding God and the church at the Water the Plants Prayer Summit

The image is a screenshot of nine participants in a Zoom meeting on providing communal care for deaf people. Five of them are making the American Sign Language sign for the phrase 'I love you.'

“We’ve got some work to do.” Increasing accessibility through ASL

For the past few years, New Church Ministry has worked hard to make its services accessible to Disciples across the United States and Canada. It has provided Pentecost Offering resources in different languages, including Korean, Spanish, and French. The ministry has recorded all of its New Church Hacks episodes so that people who can’t be present at the time can view … Continue reading “We’ve got some work to do.” Increasing accessibility through ASL

Throwing out the agenda at the Hopeful Economics UnConference

With over a year of remote working experience, many homebound workers are wary of signing up for yet another online event due to "Zoom fatigue." Passively sitting in front of a screen while a stranger shares information or fumbles with a poor Internet connection leads many of us to multi-task, largely ignoring what's taking place … Continue reading Throwing out the agenda at the Hopeful Economics UnConference

Introducing the Water the Plants Prayer Summit

Since last summer, Disciples from across the life of the church have been praying for the new church movement. New Church Ministry’s (NCM) church-wide Water the Plants (WtP) initiative has faithfully gathered together prayer intercessors every Tuesday morning and Thursday evening on the phone to prioritize the spiritual discipline of prayer and ask God to care for new … Continue reading Introducing the Water the Plants Prayer Summit

Rick Reisinger Announces Retirement Plans

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

Job posting – Program Coordinator

We are no longer accepting applications. Thank you for your interest. 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, … Continue reading Job posting – Program Coordinator