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. 

A Few Words on Innovation: An Interview with Rev. Bryan Wilson

Want to see what ministry innovation looks like in action? Our own John Harrell interviews Rev. Bryan Wilson about Still Waters Landing in Hayesville, NC—a ministry that aims to renew their community through "faith, food, farming, and fellowship"! Check it out!

How Faith and Gaming Help Us Survive the Worst of Times

If you have a couple of minutes, check out this article by one of our innovators, Rev. David Petty with Crossfire:faith+gaming! David was one of our Hatchletes in 2020 in the Mountain Sky Conference. For decades, people have talked about churches “meeting people where...

Still Waters Landing – Harvesting a God-sized Dream

Check out this article by one of our clients, Rev. Meg Gaston, written about the innovative work of one of our clients, Still Waters Landing in Tennessee, that she wrote while pastoring in a conference that we're serving! Read Article

God Plays Indoor Soccer

Check out this article by Rev. Meg Gaston about Konnoak Hills UMC (with Pastor Chris Smith) in Winston-Salem integrating into the community, offering their largely unused gym for kids' indoor soccer! It's an outcome of our process at Western North Carolina Conference...

A Conversation About the Church After Covid-19

While none of us have a crystal ball to help us predict what the Church will look like after Covid-19, here is a helpful conversation hosted by The BTS Center, featuring Paul Nixon and our Kenda Creasy Dean. You can find a video and an audio recording of this...

A Student Social Enterprise Needed Now More than Ever

Jesus Mendoza and Gabriela Izaguirre prepare lunches at the Global Blends deli. They are interns with the Baptist Student Ministry at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, which runs the restaurant. Photos by Mark Menjivar Check out this inspiring story...