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A Glimpse of the 20/20 Vision from a Regional Perspective

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The new church movement of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is alive and well thanks to the dedication of church planters and the 32 Regions and Areas throughout the United States and Canada that support their efforts in various ways.

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Rev. Rich McCullen at the 2016 Leadership Academy

New Church Planting Takes Root with Missiongathering To take root, our new church movement relies on the nurturing of people like you . . . and church planters like Rev. Rich McCullen.

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Multi Nation Christian Church

Multi Nation Christian Church (MNCC) of Kansas City, Missouri, a Haitian-American congregation, was started back in February, 2017 by three pastors looking to make a difference.

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Dale Suggs

Beloved of San Diego, a progressive ‘and contemplative’ Disciples community in southern California, is unique – in vision, focus and, certainly, origin. It started in 2014 out of the concern of its founding pastor, Dale Suggs, for people who had left two nearby congregations during periods of conflict and never again found a church home.

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2018 Leadership Academy

Sometimes a name says it all. But, sometimes, it only hints at all there is to know. Anew Church is a Chicago-based Disciples ministry serving the residents of the Roseland, Woodlawn, West Pullman, Chatham and South Shore neighborhoods.

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ecumenical Coaching-Academy

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.

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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.

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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.

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2017 Leadership Academy group

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.

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Church or non-profit?

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.

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Northwest CC Oklahoma

Northwest Christian Church, Oklahoma City, OK had reached a point where it needed to reimagine its ministry. The surrounding community had changed, the building was large and costly to maintain and the membership was aging and declining in numbers.

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In the summer of 2014, Central Christian Church in Orlando, Fla., came to the realization that they could not continue to function the way they had for years after the sudden loss of several strong spiritual, financial and administrative leaders for unrelated reasons.

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In 2008, First Christian Church in San Bernardino, Calif., whose sustainability challenges were becoming all too familiar for Disciples churches, signed on to do New Beginnings, a new service offered by then Church Extension and now by Hope Partnership.

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By Ruth Fletcher, Regional Minister, Montana Region, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) How does a congregation become the kind of church needed in this rapidly changing world?

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2016 Leadership Summit

Leaders from Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation and Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF) will be among the nearly 300,000 Christian Leaders attending the Global Leadership Summit on August 11-12, 2016.

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