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Congo Partnership

In May 2008, a delegation of nine Indiana Disciples, including Indiana Regional Minister Rick Spleth and General Minister and President Sharon Watkins, traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo. On this trip, a mission partnership between the Christian Church in Indiana, the Mbandaka District of the Community of Disciples of Christ in Congo (CDCC) and Global Ministries was born.

While in Mbandaka, Sharon Watkins, Rick Spleth, and Rev. ILUMBE Ndjongo, Principal Supervising Pastor (PSP) for the Mbandaka District, signed the Partnership Agreement.

Download a copy of the Indiana and Congo Partnership Agreement (38).


This video recounts the trip of the first Indiana Disciples delegation to the Congo in 2008. It also describes the origin of the mission partnership between Disciples in Indiana and those in the Mbandaka District.



Congo Connection!

An exciting curriculum for Vacation Bible School or Rotation Church School is now available for download.  Developed by members of the Partnership Task Force and persons who made the Congo visit in May 2008, the curriculum is available for free to congregations of the Christian Church in Indiana.

Please contact Jessica McCracken at if you would like to receive a free copy of the Congo Connection Material.



About the Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ) in Indiana

The Indiana Region of the Disciples of Christ

We are 185 congregations, more than 450 clergy and approximately 35,000 members drawn together in covenant to proclaim the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Our Mission

It is our mission to energize and connect congregations to proclaim the gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ.We accomplish this mission by equipping congregations to:

  • promote health and growth,
  • cultivate spiritual formation and discipleship,
  • call out and develop passionate leaders,
  • plant new congregations, and
  • claim God’s unique mission for them.

This mission statement was adopted by the Regional Assembly, meeting at French Lick Resort in September 2004.


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The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indiana is one of 33 regions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S. and Canada. Regions are the middle judicatory bodies of the denomination. They are responsible for the oversight and nurture of clergy and congregations.

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