The Church Has Left the Building.

Grounded in radical trust that the Holy Spirit is moving in the midst of change, Faith+Lead connects you to the resources, experiments, and communities exploring how to innovate faithfully in the 21st century.

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Church experimentation starter kit

The Church Experimentation Starter Kit

Learn these eight simple practices to help your congregation discern God's leadership and grow capacity for faithful innovation.
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Sample Chapter of Grace and Gigabytes

How can Christian leaders reach digital natives in our tech-shaped culture?
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The Faithful Innovation Framework

Faithful innovation is the process of learning new ways to embody Christian identity and purpose in a changing cultural context. Often, it involves the rediscovery of ancient spiritual practices as much as the embrace of new technologies.

WHO

A passionate community of lay and ordained leaders from across the Christian landscape who want to grow in their capacity to live out a gospel witness in today's cultures.

HOW

  • Listen
  • Act
  • Share

WHAT

  • Connect with God
  • Tell the story
  • Cultivate community
  • Practice justice
  • Shift ministry models

WHY

Because we believe:

  • The Triune God is at work in the world.
  • God is with us.
  • The reconciling and renewing gospel of Jesus Christ is a matter of life and death for the whole world.
  • The Holy Spirit will continue to gather and sustain the local church.
  • God is the primary leader of the local church.
  • All baptized Christians are called to follow Jesus by joining God's work in daily life.
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Questions and Answers

from Faith+Leaders like you...

What is the core challenge facing the church in the 21st century?

It begins with naming the reality that the church in our North American context is in a deep theological crisis.

What do Christian leaders need to know, or know how to do, to be faithful and effective today?

Read how hundreds of North American Christian leaders, gathered through intentional listening and other research initiatives, answered this question.

Why should we bother with faithful innovation?

As innovation becomes a buzzword, it's easy for church leaders to reduce it to a trend. But how might it play a powerful role in renewal?

How can we grapple faithfully with church decline?

New projections forecast sharp declines in North American Christianity. Why is this happening and what can be done?

How can I shift my congregation's giving practices?

Stewardship goes beyond congregational giving to the household and society. Explore the latest thought leadership.

What metrics besides "butts and bucks" can we use to reimagine success in ministry?

The metrics we use to define congregational success were made for another time and context. Try these instead.

What are biblical models of faithful innovation?

The Old Testament is a valuable resource for understanding times of change and the need for innovation.