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DCEF and Hope Partnership Boards of Directors approve 2018 budget and elect new directors

INDIANAPOLIS (November 22, 2017) – The Boards of Directors of Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF), Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation (Hope Partnership), and Church Extension Financial and Missional Resources (CEFMR) met November 13-14 in Indianapolis for their semi-annual meetings. The Boards heard reports from committee conference calls, which took place during the two weeks leading […]

On October 19, 2017, the Board Loan Committee of Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF) voted to immediately provide a line of credit to the Iglesia Cristiana (Discipulos de Cristo) en Puerto Rico upon a request for rebuilding assistance from Miguel Morales, general pastor. The $1,000,000 line of credit is interest-free and fee-free. “Aid is not […]

As an assessor for Hope Partnership’s New Beginnings service and Transitional Pastor of Disciples Christian Church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Roger McKinney just happened to be at the right place at the right time. When he joined the church in April of 2015, he noticed that the church structure had many issues and with the […]

With winter just around the corner, it is time to prepare your facilities to avoid winter damage from snow, ice and freezing temperatures. By being proactive about preparing your building for the winter months, your chances of suffering a loss are greatly reduced. Consider these tips when it comes to winter maintenance inside and outside […]

  Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation and Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF) presented a report to the General Assembly during the business session on Monday, July 10. Gilberto Collazo, president of Hope Partnership, celebrated that more than 985 new and affiliated congregations have joined the Disciples of Christ family under the 2020 Vision. “As the […]

Craig Walls has accepted the call to join Disciples Church Extension Fund, as a Building and Capital Services Advisor for the ministry. He will begin serving as a deployed staff member for DCEF on May 1. Walls’ responsibilities will include relationship management in an assigned zone to listen to congregational needs and offer DCEF services […]

First Christian Church has been in its current location in downtown Shelbyville, IN since 1901. As with many small towns in predominately rural areas, the appeal of and easy access via interstate to a larger city (in this case, Indianapolis) contributed to the decline of the downtown area. So in 2004 the forward-thinking leaders of […]

“It didn’t seem like a tornado kind of a day,” said Jim Michel, who was in his backyard on Sunday evening, May 22, 2011, grilling dinner for the church youth group. Nevertheless, before day’s end, a category EF5 twister would claim 161 lives, injure more than 1,000 others and visit $3 billion of damage in […]

Save The Family Church Ministries, Inc. is known as a small congregation with a mighty reach. Matthew 25:35-36 is one of their mottos: “for I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed […]

About 115 people from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Church of Christ and The Episcopal Church gathered last weekend at Northway Christian Church in Dallas, Texas, for “Now What? – A Symposium on Repurposing,” primed to take the conversation about creative and relevant […]


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