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 cultivate Christian faith in the 21st century.

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Pivot: Leading through Chaos

Faithful Adaptation: Where Is God Showing Up in the Midst of a Global Pandemic?

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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

Sample Chapter of Grace and Gigabytes

How can Christian leaders reach digital natives in our tech-shaped culture?
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Craft an Effective Sermon by Friday Ebook

Craft an Effective Sermon by Friday Ebook

Learn Lisa Cressman's five-day practice for "praying" an effective sermon into being.
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The Faith+Lead Framework

Faith+Leaders are a passionate group of lay and ordained Christian leaders who represent a wide variety of traditions and perspectives. But for all our differences, we have some core commitments grounding our work. If these sound like something you can get behind, you're in the right place.

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.
  • Following Jesus means joining God's work in daily life.

We embody these beliefs by:

  • Listening—because that's where innovation starts.
  • Reflecting—because defining the problem takes time and care.
  • Experimenting—because we discover the future as we try new things.
  • Collaborating—because change happens best together.
  • Implementing breakthrough practices—because practices transform culture.
  • Being hosted by our neighbors—because Jesus gathers us in to send us out.

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.