Hatchlings is our blog dedicated to inspirational client stories and big ideas in ministry innovation. From astrophysics to farming to the church down the street, we believe that God-breathed, wild ideas can come from anywhere.
What could the idea of doughnut economics teach us about how to lead well? What would living in the “sweet spot” look like for us as we try to innovate, push, and grow our communities while respecting the finitude of ourselves, our communities, and the demands on our resources?
What can we learn about innovation from Einstein and Hubble and quantum mechanics? Focus on the small stuff, and don’t let the scale of the task you face overwhelm you. Just like to our particle physicist friends, this may seem unintuitive – shouldn’t big projects require specialist training, extra hard work, and fancy planning software? But we can learn what they learned, that the answers we were looking for were already baked into our everyday lives. The big stuff is the small stuff
Carmelle Beaugelin would describe a failed ministry idea as “a penguin,” – something that should fly, but doesn’t. So what makes an idea flightless?
Lead so well “on the map” that your community can trust you “off the map.” Focus on accountable, excellent fundamentals in your “on the map” daily leadership to build the trust you’ll need to lead into unknown territory.
America’s pastime is one of the least popular sports on national television, and one of the lowest attended major league sports. Why? It’s often just not that fun to watch. The particularities of the statistics and rules of the game mean that often the best...
The COVE Art Center, hosted inside Greenstone United Methodist Church, has taken on a unique role in its community. As a drop-in after-school youth program focused on the intersection of discipleship and creative arts, this center has the vision of creating 12 separate studio spaces focused on different mediums (painting, photography, fashion design) that allow for the free artistic expression of anyone who walks into them.