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In the past, the small congregation of Henson Valley Christian Church in Ft. Washington, Md., could be characterized as inward looking and not closely connected to the changing community that surrounded them.

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Terrell L McTyer

Hope Partnership is pleased to announce that Terrell McTyer is joining the ministry as minister of New Church Strategies, effective August 1, 2016.

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Michael Whitman

In the past eight years, hundreds of Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregations have participated in a process called New Beginnings, developed and offered initially by Church Extension and now by Hope Partnership, that helps congregations assess their current condition, strengths and opportunities as they seek to answer the question,

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Greenfield Christian Church in Greenfield, Ind

Greenfield Christian Church in Greenfield, Ind., has a “connector bridge,” an enclosed walkway designed to provide protection from the elements as people move from one area of the church to another.

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Monique Spells

It was a meeting that Monique Spells attended at a Disciples General Assembly a few years ago that inspired her to launch a new church project.

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High 5 event

According to Preston Adams, III, pastor of Amazing Grace Christian Church in Indianapolis, Ind., a shepherd has a heart for sheep and really understands that God mandates that we care for the flock.

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bell curve

Thanks to Indiana Regional Minister Rick Spleth for this perspective on Hope Partnership’s New Beginnings Assessment Service, which has helped hundreds of congregations make courageous decisions about their future direction.

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Jennifer Gallagher

December 10, 2015, Indianapolis − Disciples Church Extension Fund and Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are pleased to announce that Jennifer R. Gallagher, C.P.A. will join the ministries as Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2016.

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Brown, who serves as the pastoral presence for the congregation, describes their outreach as a ministry to the differently-abled and their families.

“If there are people who don’t think they are welcome at the Table, sometimes you have to go where they are and walk with them to the Table,” says Martha Brown, associate minister of Henson Valley Christian Church, located in Fort Washington, Md.

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Fall 2015 Leadership Academy

“It has been an awesome experience for me,” said Ramona Winfield, a minister who is starting an urban ecumenical initiative in Kansas City, Mo.

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Bethany Watkins Lowery

Disciples Church Extension Fund and Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are pleased to announce that Bethany Watkins Lowery will join the ministries as Director of Development, effective September 1.

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stained glass movement

It’s a movement that is targeting Millennials and catching on in several Disciples churches in Illinois.

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LA keynote speaker Julian DeShazier

It would be so much easier if leadership came with an instruction manual. The truth is that leadership is more an art than a science, more a call than an assignment, and in this era of ministry, more challenging than ever before.

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new church resolution with Charlie

At General Assembly, this Facebook post by Hope Partnership President Gilberto Collazo followed immediately upon the impassioned defense by Charlie Wallace, Hope Partnership minister for new church strategies, of the New Church resolution to celebrate and reaffirm the priority of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to establish 1,000 new congregations by the year 2020:

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Shernell Edney

Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation recently welcomed Shernell Edney as Minister of Educational Services. In her new role, Shernell is responsible for creating and implementing all educational resources for Hope Partnership, including the Leadership Academy, Ambassadors Academy, and webinar and distance learning opportunities.

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