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.
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.
In the world of innovation we inevitably come upon problems that we’ve never encountered before, often problems no one has ever encountered before!
Ministry Incubators consider themselves “biased toward action,” meaning that we believe that an imperfect attempt is always superior to a perfect idea and that willingness to try imperfectly has incredible power to teach, inspire, and invite others along.
The plywood palace was a terrible place to work. It was dark and filled with asbestos and mold; it was falling apart at the seams, and passing trains rattled the whole building, which meant more delicate experiments could only be done in the middle of the night. And no less than 10 Nobel prizes have been awarded for discoveries made in that building.
Still Waters Landing is “a local pasture raised pig and produce farm with a mission to restore the community through farming, food, fellowship, and faith while ensuring the poorest in the community gain access to high quality food.”
Flotsam is also the stuff of salvation Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean of Princeton Theological Seminary’s Institute for Youth Ministry, is one of the most widely read scholars of practical theology, youth ministry, and church leadership. She is an icon, an expert in her field...