Disciples Church Extension Fund

Disciples Church Extension Fund Update

Greetings from Indianapolis! I am writing to provide you with an update on Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF) and its response to the COVID-19 emergency. Two weeks ago all of our staff began working remotely from their homes. At that time, with the growing...

DCEF Announces Loan Payment Deferral Plan

The disruption caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) extends well beyond its primary health concerns to virtually every aspect of daily life including, but not limited to, economic impacts for individuals and congregations. Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF)...

COVID-19 Disciples Church Extension Fund Update

DCEF Announces Loan Payment Deferral Plan The disruption caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) extends well beyond its primary health concerns to virtually every aspect of daily life including, but not limited to, economic impacts for individuals and congregations.  I...
When ‘What If’ Becomes ‘What Now’

When ‘What If’ Becomes ‘What Now’

No matter where you live, the threat of natural disaster is a real possibility. One that most of us don’t want to think about. But such ‘acts of God’ impact churches every year and, more often than not, it’s not the disaster but the lack of preparedness that holds up...
Branching Out at the 2019 General Assembly

Branching Out at the 2019 General Assembly

The theme for the 2019 General Assembly (GA), held in Des Moines, Iowa, July 20 – 24, was ‘Abide in Me’ from the scriptural passage of John 15:5 (NRSV) “Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither...

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