Reimagining Church

Thriving Congregations Initiative: New Models for the 21st Century

Reimagining Today

Flocking Power

Starlings flock in unique patterns, undulating over the fields, thousands of little wings and heartbeats, never smashing into one another. Leaderless, they actively sense the movement of those next to them, lifting, turning, creating patterns together that would be impossible on their own or even to replicate en masse.

Molli Mitchell
October 4, 2021
UCC Tolland
Reimagining Church: What Better Time Than Now?

Part of the privilege of working with the First Congregational Church of Branford is stepping into an ecclesial environment steeped in history.

Zak Carroll
September 30, 2021
Branford UCC
Reimagining A Way Forward

I am what some people might call a “cradle Christian”, but perhaps not in the way you think.

Jonathan Lee
September 30, 2021
Spring Glen UCC
Spaces of Challenge and Hope

As a facilitator who is unattached to any particular Reimagining Church congregation, I have the fortune to reflect on the project from an involved yet mobile perspective.

Jake Cunliffe
September 28, 2021
Why Reimagining Church?

The church at its best is an intergenerational, multi-identity community with a central Gospel narrative that reminds us of our past and urges us to continually envision a world beyond sound bytes, financial quarters, and catastrophic thinking.

Leah Wise
September 28, 2021
St. Peters Episcopal
Reimagining, For the Love of Church

As I begin my final year at the Andover Newton Theological Seminary at Yale Divinity School, I am delighted to be part of this wonderful work of reimagining church.

Andi Lloyd
September 28, 2021
Asylum Hill
How will we be together?

This question anchored the first session of the working group for the Episcopal Church of St. Paul and St. James (affectionately known as “St. PJs”). In launching into our shared work together, we had some important details to cover to create the supportive structures for this process of imagining.

David Potter
September 24, 2021
St. Paul and St. James