What is Disciples Home Missions?

Disciples Home Missions is a hands-on General Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). DHM lives into the Gospel of Jesus Christ by strengthening and developing partnerships, supporting congregational transformation, resourcing leadership development, sustaining faith formation, providing mission opportunities and advocating for justice, fairness, and equality for all of God’s children and creation.

DHM Overview of Ministries
DHM Fact Sheet

DHM’s Priorities

    • Leader Development
    • Congregational transformation
    • Faith formation
    • Christian vocations
    • Pro-reconciliation/Anti-racism

DHM’s ministries and programs

In addition to the programs listed below, DHM staff provide many other services to congregations, regions and the general church, including technical assistance and referral, print and electronic resources, consultations, workshops, events, and constituency networks. Disciples–both clergy and laity–are encouraged to contact DHM staff by phone or peruse the website for a complete list of services and contact information.

DHM programming: something for everyone

Programs and support resources loosely fall under these categories: 

  • Leader development: programs for youth and young adults, African American ministries, support for clergy and laity in the church, scholarships;
  • Faith formation: Congregational Christian education, spiritual growth, congregational transformation and planning, and programs aimed at strengthening congregational life;
  • Missions: Refugee and immigration ministries, mission projects, disaster recovery, Disciples Volunteering;
  • Justice: Racial and environmental justice, Rapid Response, legislative issues;
  • Networks: families and children, youth, young adults, women, and men.

Mission Centers

These mission centers are popular destinations for individual and group work trips. They provide a broad range of social services and spiritual resources to support and transform their local communities, bringing hope and hospitality, healing and peace, justice and compassion.

Learn more about the Mission Centers >

Sponsored Organizations

Organizations Relating to DHM

General Ministries

All General Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) work and sometimes partner with Disciples Home Missions at various points to provide program and support for ministry.