New Church Ministry is a ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) that trains, equips, assists and multiplies emerging and affiliating congregations and leaders. Our heritage is rooted in the new church movement.
We are a strong region with ministry in five districts across the state. Many of our churches have a long history in the communities they serve, playing a vital role in the places they are called. Kansas itself is shifting in its demographics, with rural ministry being simultaneously more vital and harder to sustain than ever. We also have thriving metro areas with plenty of spaces to grow and for people to connect.
Regional Minister for New Church Ministry
We are looking for a motivated leader to guide us in new expressions of church here in the communities of Kansas. We understand that our existing models of church meet the needs of those already connected but want to empower those feeling a call to share God’s Grace in broader circles. The Regional Minister for New Church Ministries would connect with teams across the state to start new expressions with local leaders. We also want to share the unique identity of the Disciples in a divided climate seeking wholeness.
We are calling this partnership an experiment, as this is not something we have done before. And yet, isn’t that what New Church Ministry is all about? We are looking to put our resources forward, concentrated in a three-year call to support needed shifts in what our ministry looks like. Our goal is to foster an environment that allows God’s spirit to grow the next expressions of church in all its diversity.
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