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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...

Rick Morse To Retire

On July 31, 2019, Rick Morse will enter a new phase of his more than 44 years of ministry with the Christian Church (Disciple of Christ). On that day, he will retire from Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF) where he has served as Vice President of both DCEF and...

Puerto Rico rebuilds, DCEF’s support continues

2017 was a year of unprecedented devastation as major hurricanes and tropical storms made landfall, leaving death and destruction in their wake. Hurricane Maria is regarded as the worst natural disaster on record to impact Puerto Rico, and is also the deadliest...

Hope Partnership announces re-structuring plans

INDIANAPOLIS – (April 3, 2019) Since 2012, Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation has functioned as an independent collaborative ministry with Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF), providing leadership development and congregational revisioning services to...

Green Loan promotes great energy savings

National City Christian Church is a historic icon in the Washington D.C. area. The current structure with its unique symmetry, arches and stained glass was designed by the same architect that created the Jefferson Memorial and the National Archives (John Russell...

Out of the ashes…

For First Christian Church in Lake Jackson, Texas, there may be some irony in the connection between fire, the Holy Spirit and new life. In May 2016, their building was virtually destroyed by a devastating fire. The congregation needed a lot of prayer and help. Within...

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