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Creating Ministries That Matter: Theological Innovation in Your Context

Leaders will be guided through the Innovation Lab’s five-phase Theological Innovation Process as a pathway for designing creative and transformative ministries in their unique contexts. We’ll explore a case study of a nationwide challenge facing young people – the teenage mental health crisis – and imagine innovative ministries that could address this challenge in a theologically-grounded way. Participants will leave with a new framework for developing ministries that authentically meet the specific needs and engage the assets of youth in their own communities.

Workshop leader: Meghan Hatcher, Innovation Laboratory at the Center for Youth Ministry Training

How will it help you be BOLD? At the Lab we believe innovation isn’t synonymous with “cutting-edge” or “new.” We believe innovation starts from the ground up and must be contextual. Honoring the uniqueness of every church, community, and attendee will be a critical aspect of this workshop as we explore the work of innovation together.

Audience Age Range:

  • Adult Leaders/Volunteers/Chaperones