Reimagining Church

Thriving Congregations Initiative: New Models for the 21st Century

Reimagining Today

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
February 8, 2023
Trinity on the Green
Reimagine with Us

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

By Katy Webb
January 30, 2023
First Church of Madison UCC
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
January 18, 2023
Hamden Plains United Methodist
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)
January 16, 2023
Grace & St. Peter’s & St. John the Evangelist
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
December 20, 2022
Dixwell Avenue UCC
Co-conspirators and Breaking Glass

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

By Lee Febos
December 19, 2022
Grace & St. Peter’s & St. John the Evangelist
God Is Not Asking Us to Be Sure

Reimagining church is a weird task.

By Emily Carter
December 5, 2022
Trinity Episcopal Church, Seymour
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
October 6, 2022
Dixwell Avenue UCC
Listening for God's Gameplan

It’s a Thursday night and there are things happening at Bethel AME Church.

By Ryan Lindsay Arrendell
October 6, 2022
Bethel AME
In the Beginning

In the beginning, there was the Word and the Word was made flesh. In the beginning.

By Chris Veillon
October 6, 2022