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General ministries preparing guidance on federal aid

As the United States Federal government response to COVID-19 unfolds, congregations and ministries are asking questions about resources that may be available to 501c3s and employment law matters that should be considered. The financial ministries – Christian Church Foundation, Disciples Church Extension Fund, and Pension Fund of the Christian Church – are partnering to produce […]

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General ministries respond to the COVID-19 outbreak

The Office of General Minister and President (OGMP) is one of many ministries responding to protect the well-being of Disciples across the United States and Canada. “Even as our staff is making every effort to practice social distancing, we are staying in close contact with regions and general ministries to determine how we can support […]

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Foundation hosts Disciples Development Conference

Submitted by Christian Church Foundation More than 40 Disciples representing 29 ministries across the life of the Church gathered in Jacksonville, FL earlier this month for the Disciples Development Conference hosted by the Christian Church Foundation. On our first night together, development officers, fundraisers, and ministers heard from Rev. Lee Hull Moses, Chief of Staff […]

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Posted on January 27, 2020
Filed under: General Ministries, Resources
Blessing or burden: Endowment funds

by the Christian Church Foundation Endowment funds for a congregation can be a blessing or a burden. At the Christian Church Foundation, we work with church leaders to make endowment and permanent funds a blessing. A good endowment process begins with a permanent fund policy. Our development team provides resources to your leaders for the […]

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Posted on December 30, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, Resources
North Carolina congregation partners with general ministries to develop stewardship plan

Congregational transformation doesn’t always require immense creativity or large-scale programs. Instead, important growth can be the result of subtle changes made largely on paper. Reaching out for help is a critical first step. For First Christian Church in Greenville, NC, it was a simple recommendation that made all the difference. At their 2018 homecoming service, […]

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Posted on October 16, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Regions, Resources
Campground blessing region into the future

For 66 years, Barbee Christian Camp was a touchstone for campers across the Indiana region. A new partnership with an interdenominational camping center, the Geneva Conference Center in northern Indiana, led to a decision to close and sell the camp, even as camping operations in southern Indiana continued at the Bedford Christian Camp. So, what […]

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Center for Faith and Giving launches consulting program for congregations

For leaders at the Center for Faith and Giving, stewardship is about far more than raising money to pay the bills or develop a project. “It’s about living the vision,” says Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, minister for faith and giving. Since 2010, Barkhauer has worked to engage our Church in conversations about transformative generosity and stewardship. […]

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Remembering the saints

by Christian Church Foundation staff All Saints Day is more than just the day that comes after Halloween (yes, really!). All Saints Day is an opportunity to celebrate the faithful members of your church who have passed on or those members of your church who have remembered your congregation in their end-of-life plans. Members who […]

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Posted on September 25, 2018
Filed under: General, General Ministries