Here are a few of the links to the many ministries within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Descriptions are taken from their websites. For a complete list go to: www.disciples.org.
- Christian Church (DOC) General Church – The General Ministries of the CC(DOC) are established or recognized by the General Assembly, upon recommendation of the General Board. These ministries address broad areas of work, central administrative functions and specialized study and services to meet responsibilities of the Church in its mission of witness and service to the world. General ministries strengthen congregational life for the church’s mission. To see the many ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), go to Services at a Glance.
- Church Extension – Since 1883, Disciples of Christ congregations have looked to Church Extension for building and planning consultations, capital fundraising campaign counsel and building loans. Church Extension welcomes the opportunity to provide information about these services, investment opportunities and more.
- Disciples Home Missions – DHM does the important work of connecting Disciples. It is responsible for bringing together men, women, young adults, youth, children through a variety of programs designed for each group. There are ministries for musicians, AIDS, Christian education, Kids to Kids, evangelism, refuge and immigration, continuing education, laity week, and a prayer chain. There are pages relating to racial and ethnic ministries, congregational transformation, Christian vocation, public witness, mission and retreat centers, the environment – or just about any social justice or relational issue you can imagine.
- Disciples Mission Fund – More than 75 ministries receive support through Disciples Mission Fund and Disciples Mission Fund Special Day Offerings. More than 2,500 congregations allow these ministries to touch the smallest of communities in the U.S. and Canada and reach to every corner of the globe.
- Higher Education and Leadership Ministries – For two centuries, Disciples theological institutions, colleges and universities have trained Disciples leaders to think clearly and rationally and to minister to the world around them. While those first instructors and students might not recognize modern campuses, those classic values live on in the 21st Century.
- Week of Compassion – Week of Compassion is the relief, refugee and development mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. We seek to equip and empower disciples to alleviate the suffering of others through disaster response, humanitarian aid, sustainable development and the promotion of mission opportunities.
Links to the Ecumenical Expressions of the Church. Descriptions are taken from their websites.
- Central Rocky Mountain Region Foundation – Generosity is an essential part of our Spiritual Journey and the Central Rocky Mountain Region Foundation was created to receive your gifts and to assist in your generosity. The gifts made to and through the Foundation will be directed to the support of the various ministries within the Central Rocky Mountain Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
- Tennyson Center for Children at Colorado Christian Home – The numbers of children in Colorado who are abused and neglected each year are staggering. At Tennyson Center for Children, kids suffering from abuse, neglect, emotional crises and other traumatic experiences will get the help they need while finding healing and HOPE in a safe and caring environment. Our varied programs build trust, offer support, encourage loving, caring, healthy relationships, and teach kids just how precious they are. TCC also generously houses the Central Rocky Mountain Regional church offices.
- Colorado Council of Churches – The Colorado Council of Churches is a community of communions formed by God, defined by Jesus Christ and shaped by the Holy Spirit for the purpose of enabling the member communions to be a fuller expression of the one Body of Christ than any one communion can be by itself. Through our relationships and our actions together, we shall manifest and give witness to the unity and mission of Christ’s Church in Colorado. The CO Council of Churches works on justice issues such as health care reform, immigration, environmental issues, interfaith relations,… The Colorado Council of Churches also organizes the popular Easter Sunrise Service at Red Rocks in Morrison, CO.
- National Council of Churches – Since its founding in 1950, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA has been the leading force for ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States. The NCC’s member faith groups — from a wide spectrum of Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, Evangelical, historic African American and Living Peace churches — include 45 million persons in more than 100,000 local congregations in communities across the nation.
- Wyoming Association of Churches – The Wyoming Association of Churches is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ecumenical faith-based organization with the mission to foster and to promote spiritual growth, stewardship of the land and social justice. We began in 1976 as the Wyoming Church Coalition replacing the Wyoming Church Council that had formed in the 1960’s. In 2003, we changed the name to the Wyoming Association of Churches and the by-laws amended to broaden membership.
Membership is based on a commitment to come together with others, putting aside our differences, to advance our mission. Three teams work to implement the mission through education and advocacy. The three teams are Spiritual Life Team, On Sacred Ground Team, and Peace & Justice Team.
- Phillips Theological Seminary – Phillips Theological Seminary is an accredited institution of higher education, affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), whose purpose is to prepare women and men for varied Christian ministries in church and society. One single aim dominates its educational programs: to help the church make the Christian faith effective in human life and society through a competent, educated ministry. The following three core values undergird the seminary’s mission, programs, and ethos:
- rooted in the ecumenical life of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ);
- centered on the spiritual formation of effective Christian leaders;
- committed to student-oriented academic excellence.