Disciples Mission Fund
There are four ways local congregations can financially support the wider ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ): gifts to Disciples Mission Fund, four Special Day Offerings, two Special Mission Fund Offerings and Designated Giving. These are described below.
Are you looking for remittance forms? Find them on the Disciples Mission Fund website.
Disciples Mission Fund
Similar to the United Way in local communities, gifts to Disciples Mission Fund support 73 Disciples mission partners—general ministries, regions, colleges, and seminaries. The Indiana Region receives 40.2% of DMF contributions from Hoosier Disciples congregations.
You can find more information on the source and distribution of gifts to Disciples Mission Fund on the Disciples Mission Fund web site.
Special Day Offerings
Information and resources for the Special Day Offerings are available on the Disciples Mission Fund web site.
The Easter Special Day Offering supports General Ministries including the Division of Overseas Ministries, Disciples Home Mission, Council on Christian Unity, the Disciples of Christ Historical Society, Higher Education and Leadership Ministries, National Benevolent Association (direct support to eight facilities), racial and ethnic ministries, Pension Fund, Center for Faith and Giving, Disciples Mission Fund Promotion and Treasury Services.
The Pentecost Offering supports new church establishment. The New Church Ministry office within Church Extension uses half for projects across the nation. The Christian Church in Indiana uses half for projects in Indiana.
The Thanksgiving Offering supports the work of higher education institutions, 15 colleges and seven seminaries. Learn more HERE
The Christmas Offering supports the work of regions. All gifts to the Christmas Offering from Indiana congregations support the ministry of the Christian Church in Indiana. Visit HERE
Special Mission Fund Offerings
Week of Compassion
This mission offering supports domestic and global disaster relief, refugee resettlement, and Third World development projects of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) through Week of Compassion. Visit the Week of Compassion web site for more information and resources.
Reconciliation Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) receives half of this offering to be used for anti-racism training. The Christian Church in Indiana uses the other half of gifts received from Indiana congregations to provide grants to congregations supporting innovative programs addressing poverty and race.
Congregations may designate support for a particular project or ministry of the church. Common designations include special Week of Compassion offerings for specific events such as the tsunami, regional campgrounds, new church ministries within a region, scholarship funds at a college or seminary or support for a particular overseas ministry partner. Congregations may also designate a gift for the operational budget of one of the Disciples Mission Fund partners, though by covenant these gifts are not solicited from local churches in fairness to all the partners. Designated gifts are indicated on the remittance form.