Regional ministries exist to cultivate growth in congregations by demonstrating true community, deep Christian spirituality, and a passion for justice, as called for in Micah 6:8. Regions also educate and empower congregations to become healthy and vital living witnesses to the love, justice and grace of God through Jesus Christ, as is called for in Acts 2:43-47.
Every person who is a member of a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregation is automatically a member of the Region in which that congregation is located. There are 32 regions in the United States and Canada.
You can see how the regions are geographically organized with our regional map. (Downloadable versions are available.)
You can learn more about each regional ministry by visiting their website:
As of 2017, the regions have an informal system of geographic clusters that include:
Western Regions in Ministry (WRIM) – Northwest, Oregon/SW Idaho, Montana, Northern California/Nevada, Pacific Southwest, Arizona and Central Rocky Mountain regions
Regions of the Sun Equipping and Serving (ROSES) – Southwest, Great River and Oklahoma regions
Southeast Regional Fellowship (SERF) – North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama/NW Florida, Tennessee regions
Heartland – Illinois/Wisconsin, Indiana, Nebraska, Kansas, MidAmerica, Michigan, Greater Kansas City and Upper Midwest regions
Northeast Regional Fellowship (NERF) – Ohio, Pennsylvania, Northeast, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Canada and the Capital Area regions