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October 2021

Crucial Hacks to Decolonize Your Church

October 13, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Season 3, Episode 4 In recent years, the term "decolonization" has entered popular vocabulary, drawing attention to the role of religious organizations in gentrification and the history of colonial oppression. This subject is complex and frequently fraught with contradicting ideas about defining religious ideals, colonialism, and its victims. How can congregations uphold their standards while actively combating social injustice? In this New Church Hacks episode, we unpacked these ideas and: Focused on anti-racism as an approach to church development and…

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Water the Plants October Prayer Summit

October 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Find fun, faith, and fellowship at October Summit With our virtual Water the Plants Prayer Summits, New Church Ministry has the opportunity to hear from supporters of the new church movement. Led by host and Associate Minister for New Church Strategies Joi Robinson, attendees pray alongside coaches, regional and general ministers, and members of congregations across the United States and Canada. These online gatherings include scripture showers, live musical performances, and testimony from various church planters about how prayer influenced the development of…

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November 2021

Engage with love and justice

November 6, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Join us for the Love and Justice Gathering this November! Celebrate and ENGAGE Love and Justice Ministries of The United Church of Canada The Church in Mission Unit invites you to celebrate and learn with us about the many love and justice ministries of our church. From November 3-7, the unit is hosting ENGAGE! an online love and justice gathering. Join us to worship, build community, and learn together. Throughout this five-day online event we will: Engage deep spirituality Engage daring justice Engage courageous community Engage bold…

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Theory of Change workshop

November 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am - November 21, 2021 @ 5:30 pm EST
$50

A Theory of Change is your ministry’s story of how you believe change will unfold. Are you planning to change, grow or add a ministry? What impact are you having? How do you know? What difference is your ministry or program making? Learn what your mission is and understand the roles in achieving it. The cornerstone of effective evaluation is a thorough understanding of the program you are trying to evaluate. This workshop will help you break your program or…

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January 2022

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)…

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April 2022

Trauma-informed Church in Pandemic Recovery

April 27, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Season 4, Episode 1 These past few years have been very strenuous for our whole community. With issues on top of the pandemic such as police violence, the threat of war, and other collective traumatic experiences, the need to not only understand how trauma affects an individual's spirit but how to walk alongside those who are experiencing the responses to trauma is crucial in today's age. The term ‘Trauma Informed Ministry’ is becoming more commonplace for congregations. Utilizing the work from the field of…

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July 2022

Navigating Grief in Children and Youth Ministry

July 27, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Season 4, Episode 2 Our young people have been through a lot of compound grief in the last several years. Between school shootings and other forms of mass gun violence, racial injustice, and the ever-growing climate crisis, the youth in our communities are feeling the stresses of our society on top of a global pandemic that has killed over 6 million people. How do you minister to them during this time? In this New Church Hacks episode, our panellists will explore tangible ways…

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October 2022

Kansas City regional assembly

October 14, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - October 15, 2022 @ 3:00 pm EDT
Overland Park Christian Church, 7600 W 75th St
Overland Park, Kansas 66204 United States
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Rev. Dr. Jose Martinez, interim Minister of New Church Strategies, will be submitting a pre-recorded video to the regional assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Greater Kansas City. More information is available below. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14  5:00 pm Gathering Area Opens/displays by General and Regional Ministries5:30 pm Grilled Hot Dogs/Veggie Dogs, Chips and Water7:00 pm RED FRIDAY PRAISE & GRATITUDE CONCERT led by Disciples Musician SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 9:00 am Gathering Area Opens/displays by General and Regional Ministries9:15 am Worship and Praise – Sanctuary9:45 am   Break10:00 am Workshop:  The Struggle Is Real (Self-Care in a Season of Challenges)All workshops will combine panel presentations with participant engagement10:00 am – 12 pm Youth Workshops: Bloom Where You Are Planted! (Seed Planting Evangelism)Different Activities for Ages 16-17 Years, 12-15 Years, 7-11 Years, 4-6 Years, 3 Years-6 months10:50 am Break11:00 am Workshop: Making New Disciples in New Ways (Seed Planting Evangelism in 2022)12:00 pm Lunch: Sandwich and Salad, Water and Tea Display areas opened until 1:00 pm 1:10 pm Workshop:  Will the Circle Be Unbroken (New Ways to be the Church)2:00 pm Celebrating the Harvest of Seeds Planted/Blessings for the WorkersGratitude for Those Who Have Served Since our Last AssemblyElection of New Regional Board Officers and Seven Lay RepresentativesCommission of the New Regional BoardClosing Benediction3:00 pm Homeward Bound It is the hope of the Regional Assembly Planning Team that every participant will leave this Regional Assembly renewed, affirmed, and better equipped for the ministries to which we are all called. REGISTRATION Each paid registration makes it possible for the region to offer: Spirited Worship and CelebrationWorkshops designed to meet priority needs expressed by our congregationsFood on Friday and SaturdayRegional Assembly T-ShirtChildcare for children 3 years and underA $5 donation to the Micah Ministry

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2022 Leadership Academy

October 18, 2022 @ 8:00 am - October 20, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EDT
$50

At its annual Leadership Academy, New Church Ministry gathers leaders all across regions in the United States and Canada. Our team invites pastors, church planters, chaplains, and others who are interested in becoming empowered to join us. You do not need to be a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to attend. This virtual event includes: Track Sessions Start Track - this cohort is designed for core teams who have yet to launch a community of faithSustain Track…

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November 2022

Creating Best Practices for Creation Care

November 30, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Hurricanes. Floods. Heatwaves. Our world is experiencing an increased amount of these natural disasters because of rising temperatures. What can Disciples do to address climate change and be responsible stewards of the environment? Learn the answer to this question and much more with host and Transitional Minister of New Church Strategies, Rev. Dr. Jose Martinez, at New Church Ministry’s New Church Hacks webinar. Panellists David Bell is the Minister for Indigenous Justice at the Center for Indigenous Ministries (DOC). In this…

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