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New Church/Ministry


The New Church/Ministries Team (NCMT) supports new and affiliating worshiping communities. We especially seek to partner with worshiping communities doing and being church in bold and creative ways and a church which reflects the diversity and wholeness of God’s kindom. We recognize each context is unique and that practices and/or structures will adapted to the context. The process from an idea to planning, to sharing a vision, to gathering folks together, to finding patterns and practices authentic to a particular context will be a journey with twists and turns. We will walk with you. Contact Us, Minister for New Church/Ministry, to share your dream of how followers of Jesus might gather and be community.

If your congregation would like to learn more about how you or your congregation can support the New Church/Ministries in the IL-WI region please contact us.

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If you would like to learn more about the general process of starting a new congregation or collective in the Disciples please view this forty-five minute interview with Pastor Terrell McTyer. Many thanks to Andy Magnum, the RM of the Southwest conference, for this resource.

Current In Formation Congregations

Korean Christian Church, Springfield, IL
Pastor Rev. Hyoung Chel “Tom” Yang

Root and Branch Church, Chicago, IL
Pastor Rev. Timothy Kim

Gilead Church, Chicago, Chicago, IL
Pastors Rev. Rebecca Anderson and Rev. Vince Amlin

ANEW Church, Chicago, IL
Pastor Rev. Dr. Franshonn Salter

Global Community Fellowship
Pastor Sunil Gaikwad

Recently Chartered Congregations

Happy Christian Church, Northbrook, IL
Pastor Rev. Paul J Yoo

Additional Resources

New Church Ministries

April 25, 2024 in Ministries, NCMT, New Day, Pentecost

Restore and Rewind: Pentecost Offering to Support New Church Ministry

When it comes to church, we have a lot of negative tapes playing in our heads: “Church is judgmental.” “Church is hypocritical.” “They’re afraid to have fun.” “They think they’re…
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February 5, 2024 in Congregations, Good News, NCMT

What a Church Can Do: Breaking Bread at the Bar

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October 5, 2021 in NCMT, news

Crucial Hacks To Decolonize Your Church

OCTOBER 13 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST In recent years, the term “decolonization” has entered popular vocabulary, drawing attention to the role of religious organizations in gentrification and the history of…
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May 25, 2021 in Events, NCMT

Join Water the Plants Prayer Summit for fun, faith, and fellowship

New Church Ministry supports pastors, chaplains, and others starting new places of worship by equipping them with the tools they need to lead. But the spiritual discipline prayer is perhaps…
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