Disciples Church Extension Fund and its ministry partners, including Hope Partnership Services and New Church Ministry, will be gathering together for its fall board meeting.
Disciples Church Extension Fund and its ministry partners, including Hope Partnership Services and New Church Ministry, will be gathering together for its summer board meeting.
Disciples Church Extension Fund and its ministry partners, including Hope Partnership Services and New Church Ministry, will be gathering together for its spring board meeting.
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
On the third Monday of January every year, Americans celebrate the birthday of civil rights leader and activist Martin Luther King, Jr. While today’s civil rights landscape still has a ways to go before achieving true equality, MLK’s historic contributions to racial justice for Black Americans are undeniable. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is more … Continue reading Six ways to celebrate MLK Day
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
Pastor Terrell L. McTyer, Minister of New Church Strategies, delivered a virtual Christmas Eve sermon for the First Christian Church of Oakland, CA. We've posted it here on our blog in hopes that it will inspire you for 2021. 16-18 “This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and … Continue reading LOVE on Purpose
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