Ministry Incubators: Bringing Ideas Home to Roost


Veteran youth ministers and innovators, Dean and DeVries, have teamed up to “turn hare-brained ideas for ministry into sustainable missional enterprises.” They characterize themselves as “Permissionaries” who provide a safe and nurturing environment for leaders and for ministry approaches that do not fit within a typical institutional model. Ministry Incubators facilitates the move from ministry concept to implementation through coaching, peer learning communities, consulting and events. They foster dreaming as well as provide practical tips and tools for a healthy start and long term staying power. Their peer learning offerings are generally sponsored by a judicatory or other umbrella group looking to encourage innovation within their ranks. This resource is appropriate for judicatories, congregations and individuals who embrace a call to inhabit the creative edges of ministry.