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 Jeff Zimmerman, 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 Jeff Zimmerman.

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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


Recently Chartered Congregations

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

Additional Resources

New Church Ministries

May 4, 2021 in NCMT, Pentecost

Pentecost with Root & Branch
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September 8, 2020 in Events, NCMT

Leadership Academy

Sep 29th - Oct 1st Sometimes I hear from small congregations who want to revitalize their congregation and desire calling a new church planter. In the last few years the…
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May 19, 2020 in NCMT

Celebrating 1,000 New Churches… and Counting! In 2001 Disciples embraced a bold vision: to start 1,000 new churches in 1,000 different ways by the year 2020. And we did it! Courageous leaders answered the call…
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July 29, 2019 in NCMT

Thank you for your support of the Pentecost Offering

Thank you for your support of the Pentecost Offering this year. This offering supports new church ministries both here in CCIW as well as at the denominational level. The New…
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