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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.

The 2016 Annual Report has arrived!

Click here to see the many ways Disciples leaders and congregations are transforming lives.

We hope that you enjoy learning a little bit about how your support has inspired and empowered new partnerships across the life of the Church. Your friendship makes this all possible. Thank you for working with us to help congregations thrive and transform communities!

If you would like a printed copy mailed to you, please contact Kim Watkins at 800.274.1883, ext. 2536,

Come see us at General Assembly!

Join Disciples Church Extension Fund and Hope Partnership for “Laugh All Ye Saints,” an all-Assembly dinner on Wednesday, July 12 at 5 p.m. This informal and family friendly meal gathering will feature Greta Adams, new church planter, Amazing Grace Christian Church in Indianapolis. Tickets are $19 for adults; $12 for children ages 4-14; no charge for children under 4. For more information or to buy tickets to the dinner, visit

You also won’t want to miss:
  • Pre-Assembly Event: Now What?
    A Symposium on Reimagining Our Buildings, Our Mission, Our Leadership
    Saturday, July 8, 2017
  • Learning track opportunities on new church development, use of building resources for ministry, congregational transformation, capital fundraising, innovative leadership, church investing and more!
Visit to register for General Assembly. We are also happy to help you register for General Assembly and our dinner over the phone; just give us a call at 800.274.1883.

Now What? A conference on reimagining…our buildings, our mission, our leadership

Saturday, July 8, 2017
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Indianapolis Convention Center

We get it. The past is past. We need to innovate, create, find new ways to use our buildings and be the church. But, how do we get there? “Now What? – A conference on reimagining…our buildings, our mission, our leadership” is designed to help your congregation take the next steps toward becoming better stewards of your Holy Place for mission and ministry. Read more about Now What? and register.

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:

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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