Resources for Congregations
- Congregational Leadership Information Form (updated 2016)
Stewardship & Financial Resources
- Handbook for Treasurers of Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Congregations (updated 2016)
- Conditions that Foster Generosity – Presentation by Bruce Barkhauer of the Center for Faith and Giving: available for the Arizona Region upon request. Contact the Regional Office.
- Scripture and Stewardship – Presentation by Bruce Barkhauer of the Center for Faith and Giving: available for the Arizona Region upon request. Contact the Regional Office.
- Best Practices: Establishing a Culture of Generosity – Presentation by Bruce Barkhauer of the Center for Faith and Giving: available for the Arizona Region upon request. Contact the Regional Office.
General Church Ministries (numerous resources available)
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Visit Disciples Mission Fund anytime for more information about Special Offerings or additional resources.
- Week of Compassion is the relief, refugee, and development fund of the church.
- Easter Offering supports the General Ministries of the church. General Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) support our denomination through ministries like the National Benevolent Association, Disciples Women, Disciples Home Missions, Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries, and many more. Additionally they support the Office of the General Minister and President which helps administer our denomination.
- Pentecost Offering supports Disciples new church development. Planning, nurturing and sustaining new congregation is part of the Disciples’ vision. Half of this offering is received by Hope Partnership to support the recruitment, assessment, training and coaching of new church leaders at events like Leadership Academy. The other half comes back to support New Church Development right here in Arizona!
- Reconciliation Ministry leads the pro-reconciliation/anti-racism work of the Church. One half of this offering goes to the General Reconciliation Ministry administered by the Reconciliation Ministry Commission made up of volunteers from around our church body. The other half comes back to support Reconciliation right here in Arizona!
- Thanksgiving Offering benefits the Colleges, Universities, Seminaries, and Divinity Houses affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
- Christmas Offering offering supports the ministries of our Region. Find Arizona regional materials here.Your generous gifts make a difference in our shared ministries throughout the Region. Contact the Regional Office for more information. Additional Christmas Offering materials are available at Disciples Mission Fund.