DCEF supports Illinois church to provide community healthcare

When the new pastor of Memorial Christian Church walked by the “for sale” sign in the front yard in 2020, she expected a short, sad tenure with this small church in Peoria, Ill. Of course, that was before there were bouncy castles in the sanctuary. Although the...

Disciples Church Extension Fund celebrates 140 years (and counting)

With an $875,000 loan approval, Disciples Church Extension Fund helped Heart of the Rockies Christian Church in Fort Collins, Colo., begin a ministry project that today impacts the lives of hundreds of families. By today’s standards, that size of loan is increasingly...

DCEF Helps Texas Disciples Find ‘New Ways Into the World’

In 2014, First Christian Church (FCC), Odessa, Texas, was literally in a bad place. Membership was down. The building had significant accessibility issues and was hidden from view behind another church. Without transformation, the congregation would perish. So, First...