Latinx Congregation Shares Faith ‘In-Between’

When describing the ministry of Comunidad Limen Christian Church, the organizing pastor of this Latinx, Spanish-speaking, open-and-affirming congregation in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pauses. “Have you seen the movie Luca?” While it’s not typical...

Merger Rekindles Fire Of Aging Florida Church

Drake Cromer-Moore faced a daunting challenge in 2021 when he became pastor of First Christian Church of Gainesville, Fla. The church, founded in 1921, was down to eight active members – average age 75 – trying to support a costly campus in Gainesville. Yet Pastor...

Colorado Church Leads Childcare and Housing Crisis Response

Fort Collins, Colo., is by no means a metropolis, yet it struggles with issues many densely populated cities face: affordable housing and childcare. Heart of the Rockies Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (HRCC), blessed with large acreage, recognized the need and...

New congregation finds Jesus on both sides of prison walls

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rev. Dr. Louis Threatt – a prison chaplain who never saw himself as a congregational pastor – launched Cities of Refuge Christian Church (DOC), a faith community for incarcerated people to meet an ironic gap in Christian...