Wisdom from Innovation Hub Teams:
MINISTRIES OF SUSTENANCE AND JOY: ST. MARY’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Located in the Uphams Corner area of Dorchester, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church sees Ministries of Sustenance & Joy as its strongest calling at this time, a calling lived out through its members. Through their food pantry, Sunday brunches, social justice work, sense of community, music, and diversity, they joyfully serve not only the physical needs of the community but their spiritual and social needs, as well. Read more…
NURTURING A CULTURE OF CALL: HARVARD-EPWORTH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church serves many university students, young adults, young professionals, and entrepreneurial thinkers. Through the years, these individuals viewed their experiences at Harvard-Epworth as an important formational time of discernment, as they reflected on purpose and calling. Read more…
“WHAT’S UNDER YOUR CLOAK?”: BETHEL AME CHURCH IN LYNN
At Bethel AME in Lynn, Massachusetts, Pastor Bernadette Hickman-Maynard’s current sermon series evokes “cloaks” as a meaningful image of calling for her congregation. Pastor Bernadette explains how this image is based off a reinterpretation of Jesus feeding of the multitudes. Read more…
Encouraging collaboration and innovation around calling and congregations.
The Center for Practical Theology Awarded $1.5 Million Grant for Vocational Discernment Innovation Hub
Boston, MA – January 29, 2018 – Boston University School of Theology (BUSTH) is pleased to announce Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded BUSTH a $1.5 million five-year grant to create an innovation hub to foster creative vocational reflection in congregations today. This hub will focus on the important BUSTH constituency of mainline New England Protestant congregations. BUSTH officials intend to share resulting research with others across the United States.
Collaboration, innovation, and prophetic witness for an inspired tomorrow.
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