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Help congregations thrive with your charitable gifts to DCEF.

For more than 135 years, Disciples Church Extension Fund has helped congregations thrive because of charitable gifts from generous donors like you. Your financial contributions—no matter the size—allow DCEF to work closely with congregations who seek to revitalize and maximize their facilities for life-giving mission and ministry. By making a donation to DCEF, you support local churches that are creating Holy Places where people connect with God, each other and the community. Join us today, as we walk alongside congregations who are using their capital resources to love, serve, and witness to each other.

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Your financial gift to Disciples Church Extension Fund makes a difference in the life of the church you love.

  • Congregations that are making decisions about their building needs and how to best use their space for transformative ministry get support from DCEF at largely subsidized rates, thanks to the Annual Manna Fund.
  • Because of the Disaster Response Service Fund, church leaders can count on immediate building support from DCEF’s Disaster Response team following a natural disaster at no cost to the congregation.
  • New congregations can purchase or build their first Holy Place with help from DCEF’s Interest-Free Loan Fund.
  • Made possible by the Accessibility Loan Fund, churches are able to remove physical barriers and make their buildings more accessible with special low-interest loans.
  • When a building has suffered uninsured damage from a natural disaster, congregations can rely on a no-interest loan for repairs through DCEF’s Interest-Free Loan Fund.
  • DCEF’s ongoing work with congregations to transform their buildings for new mission and ministry is sustained by legacy gifts and Permanent Funds, created by generous donors like you.

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Ways to support Disciples Church Extension Fund and help congregations thrive.

Making a charitable gift to DCEF is fast, easy and secure.  In addition to donating online, you can mail your check made payable to Disciples Church Extension Fund to PO Box 7030, Indianapolis, IN 46207. Or, call us at 800.274.1883 and a member of our team will process your gift.

In addition to cash donations, Disciples Church Extension Fund offers several other ways to financially contribute to our work with Disciples ministries.

Create a Legacy

Donors who wish to leave a legacy of long-term support for DCEF’s ministry may do so through planned giving and/or establishing Permanent Funds.

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Use Your DCEF Investment

Disciples Church Extension Fund investors use their Investment Notes to make charitable contributions to the Disciples ministries they love.

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Other Ways to Give

Donations to DCEF can be made through other giving avenues, such as the transfer of stocks, employee matching gift programs, and much more.

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See how your generosity helps congregations thrive and transform lives.

Because of gifts from generous donors like you, Disciples Church Extension Fund is able to work with congregations who want their facilities to support ministries that change lives. We’re pleased to share with you “good news” stories from some of the churches your financial contributions to DCEF make possible.

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Your generous gifts make meaningful ministry and transformative mission possible.

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Hear from our donors

Nancy Brink

“I believe in the mission of Disciples Church Extension Fund and I don’t want to wait until I die for my support to be realized. When I had the privilege of serving on this board, I was blessed to work with colleagues of great vision and integrity. I am proud to join so many others in supporting this vital ministry.”

Rev. Nancy Brink
Orange, CA

Dave Hedgepeth Family

“We invest with Disciples Church Extension Fund, not only because we know that the funds will help resource loans for existing Disciples congregations for their capital projects, but as Great Commission Partners, we know that our earnings from those invested funds mean we are actively living out the Great Commission to help start new churches for generations to come.”

Monica Hardcastle and Dave Hedgepeth