As the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) gears up for the Pentecost Offering on May 24 and May 31, Disciples are discovering how their support truly raises up the New Church Movement. Because of generous support to the New Church Movement, Disciples have been able to start 602 new churches since 2001.
More than 40,000 new Disciples have been reached through these new churches, and the momentum continues to grow. The goal for Disciples is to start 1,000 new churches by 2020. By supporting the Pentecost Offering, you help expand the efforts of the whole church to reach that goal.
"Expanding the Table" is this year’s theme for the Pentecost Offering.
New Church Ministry, with the oversight of Church Extension, seeks to support Disciples as they expand the table to reach new mission fields, journey to new frontiers and touch more lives. Each year, half of the annual Pentecost Offering is used to support New Church Ministry, which serves the wider church through recruitment, training and coaching of new church planters. Equally as important, half of the money collected through the Pentecost Offering remains in the Region of the contributing Disciples congregation to support local new church efforts.
To support the Pentecost Offering, you can mail your contribution to Disciples Mission Fund, P.O. Box 1986, Indianapolis, IN 46206 or visit www.disciplesmissionfund.org, select remittance form and print. For more information about the Pentecost Offering, call Charlie Wallace, New Church Ministry, 800.274.1883 or visit the New Church Ministry Web site at www.newchurchministry.org to obtain additional information and downloadable Pentecost Offering materials.