Foreward Together

I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9

We live in a culture of innovation where the idea of start-ups is driving industry and technology. We need to think of ourselves as start-ups—like 250-year-old start-ups. That’s what we are now.

– pastor and author Keith Anderson

PageImage_innovateGoing forward as innovators means fostering creativity for new ministries within existing congregations. The challenge will be to find funds to seed ideas, and to develop a culture of innovation and risk-taking.

Because we live in an environment that is continually changing, we need to:

  • Experiment and innovate all the time
  • Listen and figure out what people want and what will add value to their life
  • Continue to try new things to see if they work and try something else if it doesn’t

Telling God’s story of hope and love in fresh ways isn’t just the future of the church. It’s been the essence of the church from the very beginning.

 

Equipping    Innovating     Communicating    Networking

Stories of Innovating

November 7, 2016

Help The Well Shelter Vulnerable Women

The Well offers women living on the street a unique option — a small group setting where the women find rest, comfort, and community during the coldest parts of the winter. Last winter’s three-month pilot was a success and this year the shelter plans to be open for six months, from November through April. You […]

November 1, 2016

Grant Helps DeafCAN! Serve Refugees and Immigrants

Christ the King Deaf Church, West Chester is a small congregation that has a large impact on its community. Its Deaf Community Action Network – DeafCAN! – provides classes and support for more than 200 hearing-impaired persons across eight counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania. “DeafCAN! gets the concept that Deaf people can do anything,” says Pastor […]

September 13, 2016

Campaign Helps Living Gospel Find A Home

Living Gospel’s LIFE ministry with men and women with criminal convictions in their past will expand when it moves to new quarters at Trinity Lutheran in Germantown starting September 13. The move to the historic Sauer House – where Christopher Sauer printed the first Lutheran bible’s in the US – is made possible by a $10,000 […]

May 13, 2016

Living Gospel Offers a Firm Foundation

Pastor Linda Manson and Living Gospel Ministries, our newest faith community, are giving people newly returned from incarceration a sense of self-worth and help re-integrating with society. “It’s important to me that the people who come to be in ministry with us feel loved and cared for,” Pastor Manson says. Building up self-worth undergirds the work Living […]