Reimagining Church

Thriving Congregations Initiative: New Models for the 21st Century

Reimagining Today

Doing Church and Being Church: A Reflection on our First Semester

Churches in our nation face the triple epidemics of the COVID crisis, racial and systemic injustice, and the climate crisis.

Natalie Benson
January 21, 2022
Simsbury United Methodist Church
Where We Are Today

Throughout last semester, St. Peter's Working Group worked to build cohesion as a group, understand our role in the congregation, and pin down where the passions and gifts of the congregation lie.

Leah Wise
January 20, 2022
St. Peters Episcopal
Imagining a Homecoming

Becca Stevens, in our group’s meeting with her, asked us what gave us energy.

Lila Pierce
December 5, 2021
Asylum Hill
Finding the Focus

If you don’t know your non-negotiables, Tyler warned, then you will find yourself strung out trying to do everything at once.

Jonathan Lee
November 15, 2021
Spring Glen UCC
Telling the Story

Through self-narration, we are coming to understand that diversions can often tell us more about the heart of things than staying on topic.

Leah Wise
November 11, 2021
St. Peters Episcopal
Waiting to be sown

In this discussion, a more significant question became apparent… Who really makes up the St. PJs congregation?

David Potter
October 29, 2021
St. Paul and St. James
Personal Reflections on Conversations With Rev. Tyler Sit

Tyler Sit offered a five-step structure for analyzing the opportunities for a new church or a new activity within an existing church.

Jim Hawkins
October 27, 2021
St. Francis Episcopal Church
The Birth of St. Francis Church

In 1942, Long Ridge Village Episcopalians saw an opportunity in the weeds of a dead parish.

Phoebe Oler
October 22, 2021
St. Francis Episcopal Church
Creating Community

Learning about community involves deep listening and looking for God in what you hear.

Jyrekis Collins
October 21, 2021
Community Baptist
From Her First Holy Communion, to Reimagining the Future of the Church

Storyteller Eileen’s reflection on our time with Tyler Sit

October 19, 2021
Simsbury United Methodist Church