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Coaching Academy prepares church leaders for congregational transformation

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Coaching Academy prepares church leaders for congregational transformation

Coaching Academy

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 31, 2018)— Church leaders gathered in Indianapolis May 17-19 for the first annual Coaching Academy hosted by Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation’s ecumenical services.

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Hope Partnership launches innovative, shared business model with mainline Protestant denominations

Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation, a general ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) that develops transformational leaders through innovative approaches that transform congregations and communities, announces an innovative, ecumenical shared business model with the church extension funds of mainline Protestant denominations.

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New Beginnings service reaches milestone as it empowers congregations across denominational lines


In 2008, First Christian Church in San Bernardino, Calif., whose sustainability challenges were becoming all too familiar for Disciples churches, signed on to do New Beginnings, a new service offered by then Church Extension and now by Hope Partnership.

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Mission Pathways, a futuring process


By Ruth Fletcher, Regional Minister, Montana Region, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) How does a congregation become the kind of church needed in this rapidly changing world? Mission Pathways, a futuring process designed by Hope Partnership, opens the eyes of the church to see what it has become.

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Ecumenical partnership raised to the next level

Michael Whitman

In the past eight years, hundreds of Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregations have participated in a process called New Beginnings, developed and offered initially by Church Extension and now by Hope Partnership, that helps congregations assess their current condition, strengths and opportunities as they seek to answer the question, “What is God calling our […]