Thriving Congregations Initiative

Reimagining Church

New Models for the 21st Century



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
Co-conspirators and breaking glass

In October, I began my blog post with an anecdote about falling and breaking my phone.

by Lee Febos
God is not asking us to be sure

Reimagining church is a weird task.

by Emily Carter
The Importance of Reimagining Church

We live in a world that is constantly changing and evolving, and the church is no exception.

by Tamara Fore-Ravelo