Renewal Through Innovation

karaWhat would it look like to combine the best of your congregation’s faith traditions with fresh and innovative ideas? Creativity and renewal keep faith communities moving forward. However, there can be some discomfort when this innovation comes up against tradition.

Center staffer Kara Faris spent more than a year observing and exploring innovative practices in faith communities throughout the United States. In this journey, she discovered vibrant communities that maintained their core commitments but exhibited them in new ways.

Join Kara as she discusses how these congregations reinvented their experiences and found fresh life. Whether you’re merely curious about new models, seeking to do something innovative or just interested in the landscape of faith communities today, you’ll find stories that will demonstrate vibrant new practices alive in our culture.


In this lunch workshop, you will:

-explore the meaning of innovation, especially as it relates to congregations.

-examine three innovative congregational practices.

-reflect on ways innovation applies in your congregations.

This workshop is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Eastern time) Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in Indianapolis. The cost is $10 per person. This includes lunch, conversation and workshop materials. Workshops limited to Indiana congregations.


How can you maximize your learning in this workshop and others? Check out this Center for Congregations article, "Getting the Most from an Education Event."