Disciples Mission Fund
Approximately 10% of our annual budget is committed to ministry beyond our congregation. A portion of those funds go to the Disciples Mission Fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to support ministries in partnership with other Disciples congregations and our ecumenical brothers and sisters. The rest is used to support outreach efforts in the Ankeny community and beyond.
During the year there are also Special-Day offerings that are received that is “over and above” giving to designated ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Easter Offering: which provides support for the General Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ.) These ministries operate across the U.S. and Canada as well as around the world. Through care, service and advocacy for others; sharing resources, stories and worship, general ministries partner with region to strengthen congregations for the mission of the church.
Thanksgiving: 14 Colleges and Universities; and 7 Theological Institutions receive direct support through this offering, further nurturing the relationship between the church and educational institutions. Your support of the Thanksgiving Offering provides scholarships and pastoral care to Disciples students at Disciples Schools. Your gifts are directly impacting the lives of leaders who will serve the church for years to come.
Christmas Offering directly supports regions in their mission to extend the ministry of Christ in mission, teaching, witness, and service among the people and social structures of the region. Regions also establish, receive, and nurture congregations, providing help, counsel, and pastoral care to members, ministers, and congregations in their mutual relationships, and relating them to the worldwide mission and witness of the whole church. All funds raised through the Christmas Special Day Offering remain in the region given.
Special Mission Funds
Week of Compassion: Week of Compassion is the Disciples witness in the face of natural or man-made disasters. Floods, hurricanes, fire, civil wars, poverty, disease are only a few of the challenges Week of Compassion responds to on behalf of Disciples. The Special Day offering is the only church-wide effort to provide general funding for the ministry.