As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Disciples congregations have been forced to shut down in-person worship for nearly a year or longer. Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF) is offering loans of up to US $50,000 for technology upgrades to help congregations pivot to a stronger online presence moving forward. The technology needs of congregations can include tangible equipment purchases and upgrades to undergird the church’s ability to broadcast worship services and connect with their members virtually. Eligible recipients must be congregations/ministries that are related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada denomination as evidenced by a current listing in the Year Book & Directory of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). This includes congregations in ‘In Formation’ status.
To apply, contact the Building and Capital Services Advisor assigned to your region. Their name, email address, and phone number can be found on DCEF’s ‘Staff‘ page. Please note that if your regional Advisor is James Michel, your contact person is Jennifer Gallagher, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and 317.319.9579.