Theory of Change workshop

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 … Continue reading Theory of Change workshop

DCEF board meeting

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.

Engage with love and justice

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 … Continue reading Engage with love and justice

Southwest region trip

Pastor Terrell L McTyer (Minister of New Church Strategies) will be travelling for Connect Faith, an annual education conference and appointment-only trade show that brings together the most active planners, suppliers, and experts in faith-based meetings and events for three days of general sessions, roundtables, workshops, preset appointments and networking.

Leadership Academy 2021

Leadership Academy expands its reach but keeps God’s work as its focus

150 registrants. 16 workshop leaders. 15 vendors. Seven denominations. All coming together for three days! Despite being held online for a second year running, this didn’t stop church planters, regional representatives, and lay leaders from taking part in New Church Ministry’s Leadership Academy. In fact, registration was almost double what it was in 2020, with attendees reflecting age … Continue reading Leadership Academy expands its reach but keeps God’s work as its focus

Crucial Hacks to Decolonize Your Church

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 … Continue reading Crucial Hacks to Decolonize Your Church

track sessions

2021 Leadership Academy

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 … Continue reading 2021 Leadership Academy

DCEF board meeting

Disciples Church Extension Fund and its ministry partners, including Hope Partnership Services and New Church Ministry, will be gathering together online for its summer board meeting.

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