Reimagining Church

Thriving Congregations Initiative: New Models for the 21st Century


Growing Higher but Smaller

A few months ago, about halfway through my year with the re-imagining church program, I had a dream about Trinity on the Green.

by Max Sklar
Risk falling short

When we stay in the realm of ideas and of talk, we might be able to keep our hands from getting dirty, but we also fall short of being the hands and feet of Christ in this world.

by Emily Carter
The Wind Blows Where it Chooses: Following God’s Spirit of Change

The church is not dying. The church is changing. Just like it always has. Just like it needs to.

by Jordan Sylar

Reimagining the Church?

But how?

by Kevin Kane
Holding New Wine

This project is full of questions, but we must make sure they are good, life-giving ones.

by Jordan Sylar
Shaping A Community of Invitation

One theme that has recurred throughout these stories and our discussions is the theme of invitation and its shadow side, demand.

by Max Sklar
Reimagine with Us

Reimagining Church. The phrase could sound a bit scary, right?

by Katy Webb
Sunday Moments: Centering in purpose

Throughout the fall, the Reimagining Church group at HPUMC met every other week to discuss the past, present, and future of the church.

by Luke Melonakos-Harrison
Being brought back

The question I wrestle with (even before our cohort was formed) is how best to share what I’ve found in church with people who don’t even realize what they’ve lost by not being part of a faith community.

by Renee, Grace & St. John's (Hamden)
The Voices of the Collective

As a culture, we can often feel stuck in a routine, and finding joy in the same old practices can be challenging.

by Tamara Fore-Ravelo