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Beloved of San Diego: Celebrating Grace, Inclusion and Compassion

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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Anew Church: Welcoming All to a New Worship Experience

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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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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Ovation for the new church movement and the minister

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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Patience and intention key to transformation

dream for community Chestnut Ridge Marietta Georgia

It took a while for the congregation to take the first step toward transformation, but once Chestnut Ridge Christian Church (CRCC) in Marietta, GA, began their spiritual strategic journey, there was no turning back.

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