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Coaching Academy prepares church leaders for congregational transformation

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Coaching Academy prepares church leaders for congregational transformation

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 31, 2018)— Church leaders gathered in Indianapolis May 17-19 for the first annual Coaching Academy hosted by Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation’s ecumenical services. The event brought together clergy and lay leaders from four mainline denominations to train a team of coaches that will walk alongside congregational leadership in the final phase […]

Hope Partnership launches innovative, shared business model with mainline Protestant denominations

Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation, a general ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) that develops transformational leaders through innovative approaches that transform congregations and communities, announces an innovative, ecumenical shared business model with the church extension funds of mainline Protestant denominations. Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation has formed a groundbreaking ecumenical partnership, bringing […]

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 […]

Disciples ministries partner with Hope at Leadership Academy

Bringing together leaders from across the life of the Church, Leadership Academy gave Disciples ministries the opportunity to partner with one another. During the five-day conference, general ministry and higher education staff shared expertise and experiences with 50 church leaders from the United States and Canada. General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens opened the […]

Discerning “Should I start a church or a nonprofit?”

Early last December at the Disciples Seminary Foundation (Claremont, CA), one could almost hear minds churning with deliberation. A room full of seminary students individually arranged seven index cards, respectively asking the questions when?, where?, why?, how?, what?, who?, and how much?–pertaining to the decision to start a church or nonprofit. Participants toiled over the […]