To become more diverse, younger, sustainable and innovative, denominations need to nurture the creative communities that spring up within the larger church.
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Congregations seeking to remain or become vital must change to reflect the changing paradigm of the American family, says the author of a new book on the future of the church.
How can we nurture innovative cultures in our congregations and denominational structures?
Katie Sandquist paints a door as part of the ceremonial announcement of the Block by Block program in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sandquist and her husband Andrew are among the homeowners who received help from the program. Liz Martin/The (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Gazette
Rebuilding a community, block by block. An innovative partnership created by two United Methodist pastors revitalizes flood-ravaged neighborhoods in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Vibrant institutions, thriving community, and traditioned innovation all come together at a church in the increasingly stony ground of New England.
A church tells the oldest stories in a new way. A bold, one-of-a-kind mural project enriches children’s ministry and helps heal wounds at Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas.