New Church Ministry
In 2000, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) launched a campaign to start 1,000 new churches by 2020. By May of 2007, New Church Ministry reported that the halfway point had been passed as more than 500 new Disciples congregations have been started, in partnership with general, regional and congregational ministries of the church. New Church Ministry also operates a Barnabas Ministry program, which pairs an experienced pastor in a support and encouragement role with new church planter for the first two years of a planter’s ministry.
Web Site: www.newchurchministry.org
Reconciliation Ministry leads the pro-reconciliation/anti-racism work of the Disciples. The mission of reconciliation is to nurture the wholeness of the church by dismantling systemic racism and other oppressive structures toward becoming a church that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and passion for justice. April Johnson is the director of this work.
Web Site: www.reconciliationministry.org
Week of Compassion
Week of Compassion is the relief, refugee, and development ministry fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). WoC provides resources to communities in severe human distress caused by natural disasters or political or economic crisis and responds to longer-term, more chronic, human suffering, injustice, and despair caused by economic, social, and spiritual privation. A special offering each February, WoC works ecumenically to channel resources around the world, around the year to respond to some form of human need and suffering. At the heart of this ministry are the generous offerings given by Disciples as a response to the gospel mandate to care for the "least of these" (Matthew 25). Amy Gopp is director of Week of Compassion.
Web Site: www.weekofcompassion.org
Year Book and Directory Office
The Year Book and Directory Office publishes annually congregational and regional statistics; programs and financial reports for the church’s general units; and directories of Disciples general units, regions, organizations, and ministers. Howard E. Bowers is Year Book editor.
Web Site: www.disciples.org/yearbook