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We invite you to explore the following links, planning guides, webinars, and other resources dealing with topics spanning our general ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Holy Places Grants for New Church Ministries

Your congregation is a new faith community that is growing in mission and is in need of a Holy Place to serve as the primary center for worship and other church activities. You have developed a plan to fund this new Place, but a “boost” in capital funding would help to ensure the long-term sustainability of your new church.

Thanks to generous donors, the Holy Places Fund helps new Disciples congregations like yours acquire a home. Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF) now awards Holy Places Grants for the acquisition of an initial long-term Place. The Fund will consider requests from Disciples congregations who understand Place to mean ownership of real property or whose ministry provides for Place in other ways.

Holy Place Grant (HPG) Checklist

  • HPG application (sent by HPG committee chair)
  • Case for support to receive the grant: Grant’s benefit and church’s sustainability
  • Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet of last year
  • Demonstrate financial support to Disciples Mission Fund and Region or District Assembly
  • Report to Year Book\District Assembly Directory
  • Letter of recommendation from Regional\Area Minister or Bishop of District Assembly
  • Favorable written opinion of Building from DCEF Advisor

Planning Guides

Is your congregation considering a new building or capital improvement project? The DCEF Planning Guides below are designed to help you get started:


DCEF produced webinars in partnership with external organizations.

Other Resources

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