A Progressive Missional Church Planting and Revitalization Movement of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)


  • The Missiongathering Movement is confident through its experience in emerging progressive Christian congregational ministry, that as the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) have the right message at the right time; A movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome ALL to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.

  • That the Christian Church (The Disciples Christ) churches; new or established can and should have the most compelling message for effective evangelism for today’s seeker. That we must proclaim the message of the good news of the Gospels in creative and sustainable practices

  • There are so many “homeless” and disillusioned Christians that are searching for such a denomination/movement as the Christian Church Disciples of Christ.

  • The DOC is not just to survive in the post-Christian era that we now find ourselves in; we can thrive as a denomination. To do so, the DOC must plant and revitalize our urban churches, to become hubs of missional work for the kingdom of God

  • Reaching out to the “New Spiritual Refugees” —  the intergenerational diverse urban dwellers, that are extremely tech-savvy, with online connections, but yet who are so desperately searching for authentic communities that practice an open way of spiritual transformation which leads to acts of justice and reconciliation.

  • Our Regional Churches can be the agents of change for the DOC by being locally focused and regionally equipped to plant new DOC attractional-missional communities of faith or intentionally revitalizing our existing congregations to become organically effective ministries in the urban hearts of their regions.



“[Missiongathering] has worked on the west coast and east coast. l believe it is an approach that can be effective in many locations—particularly cities where there are large numbers of persons who have given up on the church, and that, of course, is every metropolitan area in this country.”


don DEWY

“[Rich McCullen] is a church planter at heart. He has a deep passion for seeing the witness of the Gospel expand anywhere and everywhere. He also knows first-hand what it takes to plant a successful church and the persistence to see it through.”


“One of my favorite churches in the country—Missiongathering … has managed to attract throngs of young people by fostering a community that is diverse, inclusive, biblically literate, spiritually connected, appreciative of both liturgy and contemporary worship, and absolutely bursting at the seams with grace.”