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“A place that’s right and in the right place.”

Since 1883, Disciples Church Extension Fund has helped Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregations plan and finance Holy Places to be used for ministry, for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ from our doorsteps to the end of the Earth. Our primary sources of funds are from Christian people who faithfully entrust dollars to us for the work of God’s Church.

Position Opening

Disciples Church Extension Fund is hiring for the position of Building and Capital Services Advisor. This new member of the team will build on existing DCEF relationships with Regions, Areas and local congregations, develop educational events that promote DCEF and Hope Partnership services, and work with contract staff to provide DCEF building planning, capital fundraising and loan services to Disciples churches and organizations. For the full job description, click here.

Please send all inquiries, cover letters and resumes to Ellen Mitchell by January 27, 2017.

Holy Place Stories

Shawnee Park Community Park Christian Church understands that Holy Places are meant to help, not hinder, ministry. Here’s their story about how leasing their Holy Place freed them up to focus on ministry, inside and outside their walls:

Now What? A symposium on repurposing…our buildings, our outreach, our stewardship, our leadership

We get it. The past is past. We need to innovate, create, find new ways to use our buildings and be the church. This event is a collaboration of the Building Funds of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Church of Christ and The Episcopal Church. Read more about Now What?

Links to Now What Speaker Presentations:

New Disaster Response service helps Texas church devastated by fire

Jackson fire 2Within hours of a devastating fire on May 19 at First Christian Church in Lake Jackson, Texas, Disciples Church Extension Fund Advisor Jim Michel received a call from the Coastal Plains Area of the Southwest Region telling him about the church’s building disaster. As he had done five years ago when a tornado ravaged South Joplin Christian Church in Joplin, Mo., Jim put his facilities expertise to work immediately to help the congregation.

For more information about our Disaster Response service, contact Jim Michel at or call 800.274.1883.









Disciples Church Extension Fund offers attractive and competitive rates on loans to congregations and investments for individuals and Church organizations.  
Holy Places Grants for New Church Ministries – Thanks to generous donors, the Holy Places Fund helps new Disciples congregations like yours acquire a home.  Read more.
Save July 12, 2017, for DCEF’s General Assembly dinner. 


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