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Terrell McTyer’s farewell party

January 31, 2022 @ 8:00 pm 9:00 pm EST

Join us to say goodbye to our Minister of New Church Strategies, Pastor Terrell L. McTyer!

Visit the New Church Ministry Facebook page to watch a live send-off filled with tributes and speakers from across the denomination.

If Terrell has made an impact on the life of your faith community (and we’re sure he has), make sure to leave a comment under the video.

Terrell began his work with us in August 2016, as the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada was already successfully nearing the 2020 Vision goal to form 1,000 new Disciples congregations. Our ministry continued the momentum of this achievement by convening the New Church Summit, which set new aspirations for the movement to “make one million new disciples by 2030.”

Under his leadership, the New Church Leadership Cooperative was established to bring together the dedicated leaders and teams of regional new church work to share in the strengthening practices of emerging congregations.

With an emphasis on the spiritual grounding of the movement, Terrell oversaw the launch of Water the Plants — a weekly prayer initiative that has hosted multiple prayer summits.

On December 21, Terrell accepted a position as Executive Director of Global Marketing and Innovation at The Upper Room, an ecumenical ministry dedicated to supporting the spiritual life of Christians around the world.

Jose Martinez, Associate Minister of New Church Strategies, will join Terrell in overlapping leadership until the end of January, when McTyer begins his new role.

Martinez has planted churches, launched innovative ministries, and served in hospital and military chaplaincy. He joined the New Church Ministry Team in 2019.

Martinez co-planted Multi Nation Christian Church, the largest and only Haitian Ministry in the Midwest for the Disciples of Christ. He also founded MissioKC, a micro-church based in Kansas City, Mo., focused on “helping make the world around us a spiritually healthier place.” 

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