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Innovation: the Discipline of Newness

So many congregations seek to do new things. Creativity doesn't just materialize. Innovation thrives in a culture of resilience, discipline, and openness to new life. This collection features a book, articles and a game; all pointing to the wonder of innovation. Congregations have always been changing and growing and expressing new ways to express time-tested spiritual wisdom.

Resources

5 Resources
For The CRG Created for the CRG
Your Congregation and Innovation
The Harvard Business Review defines innovation as “the difficult discipline of newness.” What...
article
Why We Aren't Learning
This article identifies four factors that keep congregational leaders from adapting.
media
Mission: Possible
This board game empowers teams to tackle problems by generating creative solutions, drawing on...
article
Something More
This visually-engaging report highlights 10 innovative faith communities to spark conversation...
book
The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity
This resource offers rich descriptions of the various forms of congregations emerging, ranging...

Contributor

Contributor
Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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