Exploring Innovation in Your Congregation

katekaraOur culture has undergone shifts of seismic proportions in recent decades. Your congregation, like many, may feel a bit unsteady in the new terrain. However, there are pioneering faith communities paving new pathways for engaging our world.

These faith communities are staying relevant through creativity and innovation. You can learn from these experiences and learn to innovate and create in your own congregation.

Join Center staffers Kara Faris and Kate White as they provide an orientation to the emerging religious landscape. Topics include what younger generations need from a spiritual community, stories of thriving faith communities that are taking risks, innovation as it relates to congregational life and a framework for understanding what’s at the heart of vibrant faith communities.    


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 make connections between the common elements that comprise vibrant new congregations in our culture.

In this luncheon workshop, you will:

  • explore the meaning of innovation, especially as it relates to congregations.
  • learn about six themes integral to spiritual thriving.
  • reflect on ways innovation applies to your congregation.

Exploring Innovation in Your Congregation is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Central time) Thursday, February 8, 2018 in Evansville. The cost is $10 per person. This fee includes lunch, conversation and workshop materials.

Limited to Indiana congregations.