Your Guide in a Changing World

Current events have reshaped the landscape for Disciples ministries. Yet, by helping you identify and leverage your resources for mission, (Your People, Your Property, Your Finances), Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF) guides you back to the sweet spot for mission. 

Visit our Exhibit Hall Booth, participate in our workshops, and attend the DCEF Dinner on Sat., July 29, as DCEF helps your congregation find “New Ways into the World.” 

Meals and Events


Co-Pastors Dawn and Joe Weaks share how their congregation transformed an aging ministry into a vital new expression of God’s love in the community. Receive our gift, a copy of Dawn’s new book Breakthrough: Trusting God for Big Change in Your Church. Hear an important announcement about DCEF’s plans to help fund ministries like yours. Learn more

After Session Reception

Help welcome a historic class of new leaders in our denomination, including five general ministry presidents and two more executives of their respective bodies, alongside General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens. Attendees will meet each new kid on the Disciples block in an informal “speed dating” format, guided by our inimitable emcee Gilberto Collazo. Learn more


With workshops from DCEF, church leaders from across the life of the church can enrich their knowledge while connecting with others at the 2023 General Assembly who are curious about the same topic.

DCEF Advisor Gilberto Collazo leads you to the intersection of your assets: People, Property, and Finances — so you can channel those assets into your congregation’s unique call to ministry in this new context for mission. Learn more

With DCEF Advisors Richard Williams and Rosario Ibarra, explore lessons learned by congregations that see their building as much more than a weekly gathering place. Learn how to shift your building from an anchor to a launch pad for ministry in a pandemic-informed context. Learn more

DCEF Advisor Jim Michel teams up with fellow Advisor Brock McCracken to apply the lessons learned from disaster recovery to a ministry’s rebirth and renewal in a pandemic-informed context. Learn more

Through the collaboration of New Church Ministry, the OGMP, and the College of Regional Ministers, comes new church ministry’s reboot for a changing world. Rev. Dr. Jose Martinez, Minister of New Church Strategies, presents DisciplesNEXT: the framework for starting new faith communities as a “Movement for Wholeness” in a pandemic-informed world. Learn more

Find all this and more at the 2023 General Assembly