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.
Who & Why, not What & How
Ryan and Tami knew the community they wanted to serve (their neighbors who were disenfranchised from the church, particularly due to addiction). They knew the mission they were trying to achieve (a community, free of shame, where people could know they were loved exactly where they were on their journey). Ryan and Tami had their who and why, but the how and the what constantly evolved.
3 Lessons on Innovation from Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday’s reminder of our limits encourages us to innovate ministries with freedom, bravery and humility as finite creatures serving an infinite God
The Lies We Believe
There is a whole contingent of people in wellness sectors of the internet promising that celery juice will not only detoxify your body and regulate your digestion, but clear your mind, help you drop ten pounds, and maybe even cure you of diseases (they say it with an...
The Scientist Mindset
In his book Think Again, Adam Grant suggests that the key to being an effective, innovative entrepreneur is all about being a good scientist. He suggests that being able to frame our work with the mentality of the scientific method - hypothesis, experiment, analysis,...
Cities and Cohorts
I love big cities. This is no knock against small towns or medium size cities, but to me, there is nothing wilder than being in a big city. I moved from suburban Alabama to New York City when I was 23 years old and I didn’t know how much my life would change. There...
THE 4 DISCIPLINES OF EXECUTION
Anyone who works in Church leadership can imagine what we mean when we say that much of work energy is devoted to "the whirlwind." Emails, meetings, bible studies, setting chairs up, it is no surprise to anyone in ministry that most of a church leader's time falls...