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Worshiping in the basement and loving it!

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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Florida congregation’s Future Story creates energy and hope


In the summer of 2014, Central Christian Church in Orlando, FL, 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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New Beginnings service reaches milestone as it empowers congregations across denominational lines


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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Mission Pathways, a futuring process


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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Disciples ministries attend Global Leadership Summit

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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