Innovative Communities

Extending God's love in creative ways

"Rethink Church" is an invitation. We use that phrase as invitation to rethink participation in a community faith. We also use it as invitation to rethink what comes to mind when we think about church, because we believe that church isn't a place or an event. Church is a group and a movement.

Below are accounts of faith communities embracing church as a movement and reaching out to people in creative ways. Their stories inspire us and we hope they inspire you, too.

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Minimalism and the Congregation

Churches who are minimizing assess what is truly valuable to their communities, much like we do in our personal lives.

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What Is a House Church

How do you describe "church"? A thing you do? A place you gather? A people you gather with?

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Rethinking Church