Thriving Congregations Initiative
Last summer, our church received a grant from the Lilly Endowment to be part of its Thriving Congregations Initiative. The endowment's web site explains the program:
The Thriving Congregations Initiative seeks to equip congregations to explore and understand the rapidly changing contexts in which they minister, gain clarity about their values and missions, and draw on practice from their faith traditions to adapt their ministries to their changing contexts. The aim is to help congregations strengthen their ministries and thrive so they can better help people deepen their relationships with God, enhance their connections with each other and help their communities and the world to flourish.
The Thriving Congregations program provides resources and a consultant coach over a four year period to guide an examination of questions such as:
Please contact any of the committee members if you have questions about our work!