You are there when Northwest Regional Minister Rev. Sandy Messick visits First Christian Church in Anchorage, Alaska. She walks with them on your behalf, even though they are more than 2,000 miles from the nearest Disciples congregation in Bellingham, Washington.
You are there when young adults like Sara Paige find their passion for service through the National Benevolent Association’s XPLOR program.
You are there when Disciples Volunteering Director Josh Baird shows up to help in storm recovery as part of Disciples Home Missions.
You are there because of Disciples Mission Fund (DMF). This common mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada is a vehicle for connectedness and transformation across the life of the Church.
When you, or your congregation, gives to DMF, through the Easter special offering, budgeted donation, or online gift, you are making Church happen for people in your community, and around the globe.
Here’s how it works. Of the total support given to DMF, around half is shared with the thirty-two regions across our Church. That partnership means that your gift to DMF supports ministries in your town, your state, and across your regional Church – through camp scholarships, leadership training, and annual events.
The remaining share of Disciples Mission Fund is distributed across a wide range of general ministries – reaching across the United States, Canada, and beyond. This collaboration means that your gift to DMF supports ministries doing the vital work of the Church in every way imaginable – through theological education, missionary support, and community development.
What this system really means is that your gift to DMF is powerful. It is transformational. It is vital.
When you give to DMF, you are joining in the loud declaration that Disciples are a movement for wholeness in this very fragmented world. Whether we are separated by distance, need, or life experiences, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is powered by your loving service to our God. Disciples Mission Fund is a tangible expression of that love, and supports more than 70 ministries of wholeness throughout the United States, Canada and, indeed, the world.
Giving does good and feels good. Giving to DMF does more than support any one specific ministry. Giving to DMF connects you, and your congregation, to the global Church. So when they succeed in saving lives and spreading the Gospel, you succeed with them.
Take the next step in supporting Disciples in every region, and around the world. Make sure you and your congregation give to Disciples Mission Fund.