The Ministry Lab supports all congregations in working with neighbors to cultivate God’s Beloved Community right where we are planted.
We regularly update opportunities for individual, family, and congregational outreach, service, and justice work in our Community Opportunities posts.
For more long-term and internal foci:
Vision & Mission
Constantly shifting realities can be an opportunity to rethink who we are and discover anew where God is leading. Find resources for the journey of:
- Embracing the Community’s Identity
- Casting a New Vision
- Living into Your Mission
- Reimagining Church
- Post-Covid Church
Outreach & Hospitality
Find Outreach and Hospitality resources to develop core congregational principles so individuals and your whole congregation can joyfully embrace every neighbor in your community.
New forms of hospitality will be needed to let folks feel welcome, involved and engaged in whatever becomes the “new normal”. We’ll regularly update our Worship: Covid Considerations lib guides for suggestions and encouragement.
These resources will help you lead conversations and engage your members and whole communities in the work of social justice.
- Ableism & Disability Rights
- Arts, Protest, & Justice
- Census & Voting
- Climate & Sustainability
- Conflict, Division & Reconciliation
- Confronting Misogyny
- Contemplative Activism
- COVID-19 Compassion
- Gun Violence & Control
- Immigration & Refugees
- Indigenous Peoples
- Israel & Palestine
- Neighborhood Revitalization
- Policing, Public Safety, & Prisons
- Politics & Social Structure
- Poverty, Hunger, & Houselessness
- Systemic Racism & White Supremacy Culture
- War & Genocide
A GIFT OF PRESENCE
Make your sanctuary a “Gift of Presence” to your community.
Open your church and share your decorated sanctuary.
Leaving your doors open to the stranger is a way to be “Present for Community”.
Read more here.
Receive our regular posts, event reminders, or to participate in any of our regularly-meeting groups, including:
- Six New Things
- Blue Whirl Webinars
- Midweek Retreat