New Church Ministry Page
We continue to shepherd the New Church movement on behalf of all Disciples. Gifts to New Church Ministry support new congregations by providing leadership and mentoring resources to new church leaders.
New Church Ministry trains, equips, assists, and multiplies emerging and affiliating congregations and leaders.
$1.6 million to grow the New Church Ministry Endowment will:
• Generate approximately $64,000 annually
• Ensure that new church pastors have access to mentors and colleagues at Leadership Academy, through webinars and blogs, and from the expert NCM coaching network
• Allow NCM to stay nimble and entrepreneurial in meeting the ever-changing needs of new churches and their leaders
Iconic North American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s “church of the future” proved a fitting setting to introduce DisciplesNEXT, a new framework for New Church Ministry (NCM) in a pandemic-informed ministry context. More than 50 clergy and laity gathered for...
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...
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...