Faithful Innovation Process: Metro-Area Faith Communities
Faithful Innovation Process for Metro-Area Churches
ECMN Gathering Space
1101 W. Broadway, Minneapolis
Saturdays from 10am-3pm:
January 7, 2023 (snow date: January 21)
April 15, 2023
July 15, 2023
Faithful Innovation is a process that invites participants to engage in simple spiritual practices and small experiments to develop deeper relationships with God, fellow faith community members, and their neighbors.
In times of crisis, crossroads, or "stuck-ness," these practices will give you and your faith community the muscle memory to know what to do when you don't know what to do. Rather than focusing inward on deficits, this process invites you to focus outward, to where God is already at work in the world around you! New life doesn't come from a rehashed budget or yet another program, but from seeing where God is already bringing new life into our midst and joining up with that work.
What's the Commitment?
Guiding teams of 3-8 lay leaders from participating faith communities will gather three times over a 9-10 month period. These teams will learn spiritual practices that will help you:
Between trainings, teams will engage regularly in the spiritual practices taught during the sessions, share those practices with their faith community, meet monthly with a trained coach to check in and process learnings, and undertake small experiments to learn more about what God is up to in the lives of their neighbors.
Each participating group will be asked to sign a participation covenant, found in the registration sign-up.