Starting new places of worship and making new disciples has been part of the Disciples tradition from its earliest days. The 2020 Vision’s commitment to new faith communities isn’t new for Disciples, but it pushes the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to go further and more intentionally than it has done before.
In the first ten years of the 2020 Vision alone, Disciples launched and affiliated more congregations than during any decade in its history. In 2020, Disciples celebrated welcoming more than 1,000 faith communities to the Table and surpassing the goal set in 2001.
As we both celebrate this huge achievement and imagine what will come next, New Church Ministry offers its 2020 Vision New Church Impact Report to share a snapshot of the last two decades of the Disciples New Church Movement. You will find New Church data and listings by Region, hear gratitude for long-term financial support, see programmatic highlights, and history, as well as stories of new congregations and their impact.