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Where Are They Now: Jenifer Meyer and In A Pinch


A month ago at one of our Hatchathons, Jenifer Meyer hatched the idea to provide emergency kits for families taking in foster children–a gap that often goes unfilled, leaving foster families scrambling to provide for the children’s immediate basic needs. Today, just a month later, her nonprofit is called In A Pinch, and it’s functioning […]

April 24, 2018


Three New Resources: Innovation


We’ve been highlighting useful resources available here on our website, and we’re excited to share this selection of three resources on innovation with you! The Wagon Wheel Excercise The Wagon Wheel Excercise, an innovation excercise for both youth and adults, is a great resource by our very own Kenda Creasy Dean and Mark DeVries. There’s […]

March 29, 2018


New Resource: The Marshmallow Challenge


Need to kickstart a meeting, get a team into a creative frame of mind, or simply encourage your organization to think about what it takes to dramatically increase innovation? Invest 45 minutes to run a marshmallow challenge! We’ve just added this great resource by Tom Wujec of Autodesk and Peter Skillman of Microsoft to our […]

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March 13, 2018


New Resource: Theology and Design–Design Synthesis


Here’s the third in our series of blog posts highlighting useful resources, also the third by our friend Bethany Stolle of Stolle Creative, titled “Theology and Design–Design Synthesis”! Bethany is an interaction designer, curriculum developer, and entrepreneur with a decade of experience creating physical and digital products for children, youth, and adults. Here’s a small excerpt: […]

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March 5, 2018


New Resource: Theology and Design–Practicing Empathy in Design Thinking


Here’s the second in our series of blog posts highlighting useful resources, also the second by our friend Bethany Stolle of Stolle Creative, titled “Theology and Design–Practicing Empathy”! Bethany is an interaction designer, curriculum developer, and entrepreneur with a decade of experience creating physical and digital products for children, youth, and adults. Here’s a small […]

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February 15, 2018


New Resource: Theology and Design–What is Design Thinking?


We’re launching a series of useful resource posts in the coming weeks that we hope will help you in your entrepreneurial pursuits! This first post highlights a great handout by our friend Bethany Stolle of Stolle Creative, titled “Theology and Design–What is Design Thinking?” Bethany is an interaction designer, curriculum developer, and entrepreneur with a decade […]

January 25, 2018


Ever Wonder What a Hatchathon Actually Is?


If you have heard us talking about “Hatchathon” all over the place but don’t really know what it is, here is a presentation that Kenda made for the upcoming Hatchathon with the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. It explains a little bit what you can expect if you are able to attend one […]

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December 21, 2017


Meet Anto Ficatier, Business Development Strategist


Today, we’d like to introduce you to Antonin Ficatier, our Ministry Incubators Business Development Strategist! In this role, Anto works alongside Permissionaries Kenda Dean and Mark DeVries to develop the activity of Ministry Incubators. He helps us run the organization by providing marketing, administrative, and development support, and he also works to make sure we remain […]

December 7, 2017


Don’t Miss Out – Upcoming Events


We have a number of events coming up in the next few months, and we want to make sure you know before they fill up! On January 20th we have another Taste and See event with the Baltimore Washington Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. If you missed out on the last one, it […]

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November 17, 2017


Must Read – Seth Godin on Starting a Business with $1,000 and 90 Days


While definitely a click-baity title, this article and podcast by Louis Grenier featuring Seth Godin is a must read or listen for missional entrepreneurs at any stage. In it, he covers 5 fundamental principles that we would all do well to take to heart: Market with people, not to people Sarah Turner already did a great […]

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November 9, 2017


Reimagining Young Adult Ministry


I knew this student who planted a church, almost on accident. He had gotten so connected at our church that, when he left to go back to school after a semester at home, he was sad to leave us behind. “There just aren’t any churches near campus that fit well for us college students,” he […]

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November 2, 2017


Matt Overton: Should your social enterprise be for-profit, nonprofit or a hybrid?


This article was first published in Faith & Leadership on September 5th. You can find the original article here. This week’s post comes from our friend Matt Overton, associate pastor for youth and family ministry at Columbia Presbyterian Church in Vancouver, Washington and founder of Mowtown Teen Lawn Care and Columbia Teen Enterprises. In this article, he talks about why […]

October 26, 2017


Processing Harvey


This week’s blog post is from Meredith Mills, a 2015 Hatch-a-thon participant who started a great ministry called gastrochurch based in Houston, Texas. She was kind enough to write a post that talks about her experience with a non-traditional ministry in the midst of Hurricane Harvey. Gastrochurch is not a normal church. We don’t have a building. […]

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October 19, 2017


Matt Overton: Why I started a social enterprise at my church


This article was first published in Faith & Leadership on April 18th. You can find the original article here. This week’s post comes from our friend Matt Overton, associate pastor for youth and family ministry at Columbia Presbyterian Church in Vancouver, Washington and founder of Mowtown Teen Lawn Care and Columbia Teen Enterprises. In this article, […]

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October 12, 2017


Project Funding Within the United Methodist Church


For the last couple of weeks, we have been talking quite a bit about finding funding for your project. If you missed those posts, we talked about a couple different sources of funding. You can find those posts here and here. If you weren’t already aware, Ministry Incubators’ cofounder and Permissionary Kenda Creasy Dean, is […]

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October 5, 2017


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