Reimagining Church

Thriving Congregations Initiative: New Models for the 21st Century

Reimagining Today

The Guidance of the Spirit

Christian scriptures, and histories of various Christian communities, together show us: we are in very good company when we experience the unknowingness of what’s next.

By Caroline Blosser
October 9, 2023
First Baptist Church of Branford
The Grace of Devotion

Zion Episcopal Church is a light of devotion. When I first stepped into Zion last month, I was amazed, not only by the lush and historic property it sits on, but the heart of the people.

By Jonathan Maresca
October 9, 2023
Zion Episcopal Church
New Basements, Old Ceilings

Hopes, intentions, failures, and tears all make themselves a home in our church buildings and the things we put in them.

By Sarah Neumann
October 9, 2023
Church of the Holy Trinity
A Unique Congregation

All congregations are unique, but Cornerstone Community Church feels especially unique—it is a blended family.

By Sutton Smith
October 5, 2023
Cornerstone Community Church
How to Imagine Where You’re Going When You Don’t Know Where You’ve Been

Institutions have souls. This is the premise Susan Beaumont emphasized to the working group members, pastors, and student facilitators who gathered for the first Reimagining Church plenary of our year together.

By Amanda Bryant
October 5, 2023
Woodmont UCC
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
May 9, 2023
Trinity on the Green
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
April 5, 2023
Trinity Episcopal Church, Seymour
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
March 25, 2023
First Church of Madison UCC

Reimagining the Church?

But how?

By Kevin Kane
February 20, 2023
First Church of Madison UCC
Holding New Wine

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

By Jordan Sylar
February 19, 2023
First Church of Madison UCC