Reimagining Church

Thriving Congregations Initiative: New Models for the 21st Century

Reimagining Today

Why Reimagine?

Someone like me who has committed to “reimagine church” makes two assumptions. First, we know the church has a problem.

Jordan Sylar
October 6, 2022
First Church of Madison UCC
Reimagining: The End of the Beginning

Trying to summarize the past eight months of dialogue and discernment is a fraught task, let alone trying to accurately the perspectives

Zak Carroll
May 1, 2022
Branford UCC
Why Church?

One question inherent to the Reimagining Church program that is so fundamental that it runs the risk of being overlooked is: Why Church?

Zak Carroll
March 31, 2022
Branford UCC
Reflection on the Feb 12 Gathering

I have sat down to write this reflection since last week more times than I care to count. What should my focus be?

Vanessa Gonzalez-Rivera
February 24, 2022
St. Paul and St. James
Unveiling the Good Work Already Happening

From my view as facilitator of Branford UCC’s conversation with Becca, I saw something remarkable happen.

Jake Cunliffe
January 27, 2022
Branford UCC
How Do We Reimagine?

When I first came into this program called “Reimagining Church” I wondered aloud at one of our first meetings whether the title “Reimagining church” meant re-imagining “our” church or re-imagining the big “C” Church community.

Rev. Barbara Libby and Ray Andrewsen
January 24, 2022
Spring Glen UCC
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