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Greater interest in loans prompts higher interest on investments

Submitted by Disciples Church Extension Fund Churches in New York and Florida needed emergency roof repairs. A congregation in Mesa, AZ upgraded its HVAC system. A California church cut utility costs by installing solar panels. A Des Moines congregation remodeled its chancel. And timely loans from Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF) helped make it all […]

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Posted on May 3, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Resources
Arizona region helps congregation find ‘resurrection story’ in new ministry center

As First Christian Church (FCC) in Glendale, AZ reflected on their congregation’s future, they weren’t alone. With Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF), they discussed selling their building to fund a relocation to the West Valley area. After years of conversations, the congregation realized they no longer had the capacity needed for a feasible relocation. Instead, […]

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Posted on December 11, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, Regions
Church Extension Financial and Missional Resources searches for Director of Marketing

Announcement of Position Opening Church Extension Financial and Missional Resources of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ): DIRECTOR OF MARKETING Summary To provide strategic leadership in the marketing efforts of Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF) and Hope Partnership in ways that reflect the ministries’ strategic plans, goals, core values, vision, and mission. Essential Duties and Responsibilities […]

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Posted on July 12, 2018
Filed under: General Church Positions
Missiongathering new church model celebrates growth

When Rev. Rich McCullen worked with teenagers at a parachurch organization, he noticed that bringing students to an institutional church was always challenging because there seemed to be a prejudice against those without any religious background. So, McCullen decided to start his own student service. “We wanted to connect ancient Christian spirituality with a modern […]

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Posted on May 23, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People, Regions
Ecumenical collaboration brings Hope Partnership to broader audience

Submitted by Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation has entered into an innovative new collaboration, which includes Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF), to offer transformational services to three close ecumenical partner denominations. Starting in 2014, presidents of several mainline Protestant church extension funds began meeting to identify common dilemmas related to […]

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Posted on March 12, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries
Leaders speak out about section of US tax bill before Congress

 Letter to Congress December 8, 2017 To: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and all members of the United States Congress As leaders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we are opposed to the proposal in the current version of the tax bill before Congress to revoke the Johnson Amendment. We […]

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Posted on December 8, 2017
Filed under: General, General Ministries, Office of the General Minister and President
Puerto Rico’s Disciples welcome leaders

Week of Compassion video report General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens and leaders of several Disciples ministries traveled to Puerto Rico after Thanksgiving to show solidarity with the Iglesia Cristiana (Discipulos de Cristo) en Puerto Rico in response to Hurricane Maria. The visit included a specially called meeting of the Joint Commission of the […]

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Disciples Church Extension Fund/Hope seek marketing staff

Church Extension Financial and Missional Resources of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) DIRECTOR OF MARKETING To provide strategic leadership in the marketing efforts of Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF) and Hope Partnership in ways that reflect the ministries’ strategic plans, goals, core values, vision, and mission. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Strategist who sets the […]

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