Local Church Ministries serves the congregations of the United Church of Christ. The ministry provides a variety of religious and disaster response services. It operates a congregational vitality and discipleship ministry team and offers financial assistance. In addition, Local Church Ministries helps in the development of leadership and life skills. Founded in 1957, the United Church of Christ caters to the needs of more than 1 million members. The church provides a range of spiritual solutions. Also known as UCC, it is one the leading Christian denominations in the United States. The United Church of Christ offers volunteer opportunities and employment programs.