Thriving Congregations Initiative

Reimagining Church

New Models for the 21st Century

First Congregational Church of Branford UCC

Branford, CT


Reimagining: The End of the Beginning

by Zak Carroll

Trying to summarize the past eight months of dialogue and discernment is a fraught task, let alone trying to accurately the perspectives

Why Church?

by Zak Carroll

One question inherent to the Reimagining Church program that is so fundamental that it runs the risk of being overlooked is: Why Church?

Unveiling the Good Work Already Happening

by Jake Cunliffe

From my view as facilitator of Branford UCC’s conversation with Becca, I saw something remarkable happen.

Staying Awake: FCCB in Conversation with Church Planter Tyler Sit

by Zak Carroll

On Saturday, October 9, the working group from FCCB gathered on Zoom with eight other congregations and Tyler Sit to discuss his book, St

Reimagining Church: What Better Time Than Now?

by Zak Carroll

I have the privilege and blessing to serve as the Student Facilitator with the First Congregational Church of Branford this year.