Faithful Innovation Online Community

Join a community of people willing to engage in church differently than before.








Revitalize and Re-Energize Your Congregation's Ministry

The last two years have been one change after another. As a leader in your congregation, you may have felt overwhelmed and even burned out.  These changes have not been your fault, but what if God wants to use them to revitalize your congregation?

Church isn’t the same as it used to be...and maybe that's a good thing. 

The Faithful Innovation Online Community is a practice-driven experience where you and a core group of laypeople in your congregation will learn, hope, and cultivate practices that will help you move forward with discernment. This is your chance for you and your congregation to reimagine ministry together.


As a part of our Faithful Innovation Online Community, you’ll spend two months uncovering the work God is doing in your life, the life of your church, and your neighbors’ lives. Over the course of 10 weeks, you’ll gain:

  • A step-by-step framework for rediscovering God’s leading – even in the midst of chaos
  • Effective ways of equipping and empowering congregation members to discern God’s presence
  • Clarity around what it takes to build a deeper connection with God, within your church, and with your neighbors
  • Access to an online peer group where weekly connections allow chances to share, reflect, and get the support you need to move forward
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What Past Participants Are Saying


The resources are wonderful. The content is great and the format reshapes our ideas of how we behave as a group of church people coming together to do God's work.

Faith+Lead Learner


Shift Ministry Models

For so many, the communities we shared in and felt a part of two years ago have changed. Because of that, it might feel harder than ever to connect, work, and thrive. We need to construct a new framework for discovering God, ourselves, and one another.

The Faithful Innovation Online Community is an opportunity to do just that. Together, we’ll share what works for developing new energy in your congregation, determine actionable next steps, and find sustainable ways of moving forward. Are you ready? We can’t wait to get to know you.

How does it work?

Step 1: Choose Your Guiding Team

Once you sign up, you'll gain instant access to a training that teaches you how to recruit your guiding team—a small group of laypeople in your congregation who are ready and willing to listen to God, take risks, and reflect on their experiences. This training will teach you what makes a great guiding team member and how to get them on board.

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Step 2: Work the Process

Once you've recruited your guiding team, you'll work your way through the 3-part faithful innovation process starting September 19. We suggest gathering with your guiding team every other week for 60-90 minutes to go through the on-demand training modules and engage in the recommended activities.

Step 3: Engage with Your Cohort

The best part of this learning experience is that you're not doing it alone; you have a private digital community with others who are going through the exact same process you are. Plus, attend weekly group coaching calls and get up to two one-on-one coaching calls for support, insight, and feedback.

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What's the Faithful Innovation Process?

Faithful Innovation starts by tracing God’s movement in our lives and neighborhoods. During the first four weeks of the program, you will focus on simple practices that help you and your guiding team identify God's presence and movement in your daily lives, congregation, and neighborhood.
Rev. Marianne Ell, Missioner for Collaborative Ministry
Dr. Alicia Granholm, Director Of Communities
And Consulting

Dr. Alicia J. Granholm is passionate about empowering faith communities to make a lasting impact. For nearly two decades, she has trained and equipped leaders to thrive in their personal and professional lives. Alicia compassionately crosses cultural boundaries having lived, served, traveled, and studied in 25 countries on six continents. For more than 10 years, she served as a pastor in both mainline and non-denominational churches in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. She has also held advisory and leadership roles in both state government and non-profit organizations. Alicia has her Doctor of Strategic Leadership with a focus on Global Consulting from Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA), a Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary (St. Paul, MN), and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN).

Registration Info

Dates: Starts September 19, 2022

Join the community for $295 per congregation.
Pay with one or two payments (first payment of $150 is due up front & remaining $150 is due one month later).

Gain Access to…

  • The entire Faithful Innovation curriculum
  • A workbook to help you engage core practices with your congregation
  • Community, Support, and Accountability
  • Hands-on coaching and guidance
  • Peace of mind – no matter what the future holds

Frequently Asked Questions