Church Ideas & Innovation
Examples of #innovation and innovative practices taking place in #church and communities of #faith.
Lenten photo-a-day challenge | Rethink Church
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Lenten photo-a-day 2013: words + phrases that prompt each day throughout Lent. For more information: http://rethinkchurch.org/article/lenten-photo-day-challenge #rethinkchurch #40days #chsocm
Lenten 40-day photo challenge | Rethink Church | Daily Reflection during Lent
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great idea- Prayer Bands - we use prayer craft sticks in our class so everyone is able to pray for different national, state, local leaders, school leaders, missionaries...each day
Prayer series idea. Kids wear all week as reminder to play - use for pray always lesson, i.e. around the clock, with perseverance. Also a Women's Ministry idea. They used event wristbands. Also could put the name of your prayer partner.
Prayer Bands - I need to introduce these to youth group!
Prayer bands would be a great way to help children remember who to pray for each week. Use strips of construction paper and close with a sticker. Easy! Sunday school
Idea for long race-like a mile pacer band but with prayer ideas for each mile
Sometimes we have to think outside of the box
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Good morning Loves! Saw this and had to repost! Just think about it! You have to do something you have never done before to produce new results! Be Blessed Loves! #empowerment #encouragement #quotes #change #new #newstart #overcome #newday #better #life #live #entrepreneur #business #stepup
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Hmmm. There's some food for thought.
old ways won't open new doors #quote #life
In 2012, Jordyn Lexton thought of a new way to support her students, who were just released from prison: a food truck that hires recently released inmates ages 16-25. Read here for how the food truck she founded is changing lives and opening opportunities.
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A Food Truck to Drive Change for Youth Just Out of Prison | Business on GOOD
Check out "Click 2 Save" and learn about the idea of digital #ministry.
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Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible by Keith Anderson. $11.48. http://www.letrasdecanciones365.com/detailb/dpaiu/Ba0i0u8g1aTx1cObFkWi.html. Author: Keith Anderson. Publisher: Morehouse Publishing (May 1, 2012). 208 pages. Social media provides an opportunity for congregations and religious organizations to open the doors and windows to their common life before people ever encounter them in person. In this digitally-integrated world, it...
Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible by Elizabeth Drescher & Keith Anderson
TAGXEDO: interesting site that appears to be in the building stage. Like a "Wordle" but takes the words you gather and puts them into a specific shape like an animal, famous person, yourself?
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Cool website where students can upload their own photos and add words that describe them! Or you can use the already uploaded photos of famous people, animals, plants, etcetera to introduce concepts and units.
Brilliant idea for History or English (stolen from Laura S.) Tagxedo....Read a biography. Upload his/her picture. Use words to create a word cloud.
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St. Paul's United Methodist Church-Kensington is all about feeding hungry people. They feel so called to do this that they want to make 20895--the zip code in which their church resides--the nation's first "Hunger Free Zone." Read more about this exciting new hunger initiative: buff.ly/14aJDUj
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Easter - great poster design idea for communicating a bunch of different service times and dates. nice. Christmas??
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Idea for Easter bulletin board
Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter (Series Art) by carrie lee grant, via Flickr Maybe next year?
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Great for a youth room at church!
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Maybe a bulletin board for youth group
so cute for sunday school. They could write a prayer and then we'd pray later for all the prayers on the prayer board
Neat prayer wall - might do one for Answered Prayers too
great idea for family bulletin board: "pin your prayer requests here." place board at height for all ages so young ones know their requests are as important as adults'
Youth Room great idea for family bulletin board: "Pin your prayers here." Make reachable for small kids, so no matter how small they feel that their concerns are important enough for you to pray for. Encourages communication between family members....
Great idea for a prayer board! Encourages children to participate in asking for and receiving prayer requests each week. Have children post anonymous requests to the board, then chose someone else's request to pray over.
Chicken wire prayer station
This is a journaling tool created for a "Parables" sermon-series.
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Series idea: Parables. Journal design is cool too. Could be used for any series.
This is a journaling tool created for our "Parables" sermon-series during the summer of 2011. Goal: Create a tool for people to journal through the Parables as we studied them together on Sunday. Audience: ~400 church goers (youth to 70+) Direction: Create a journaling tool for congregants. Project: Parables - The Greatest Stories Ever Told Other important info: This tool is for a 9 week series. Each Sunday we are discussing a different parable. Each week has it's own imagery and all 9 images are included on the cover (and can be seen in greater detail at www.flickr.com/photos/thevailchurch. We wanted to keep each week's imagery simple and tie it all together with the idea of engaging in the stories of Jesus. Thus, a journal was proposed. One idea was to make a variety of journals using only one-week's artwork (4 or 5 different journals with different artwork). However, that was cost prohibitive, so we decided to feature all 9 weeks in the final artwork.
What an awesome and inspiring thing to do either as a small community project (like in a neighborhood, apartment complex, dorm, etc.) or as one just for personal use at home. Before I Die...(fill in the blanks w/ anything).
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Before I die... Community art project by Candy Chang. What do you want to do before you die?
Before I Die: a public art installment by Candy Chang. She painted the side of an abandoned house with chalkboard paint and let the public fill it in with their bucket lists... There's one in Brooklyn and one in NOLA. at the corner of Adams Street and the Fulton Street Mall, across from Borough Hall in Downtown Brooklyn
Before I die I want to make inspiring interactive street art ((This piece by Candy Chang in New Orleans))
Candy Chang turned the side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood in New Orleans into a giant chalkboard where residents can write on the wall and remember what is important to them. Before I Die is an interactive public art project that invites people to share their hopes and dreams in public space. Painted with chalkboard paint and stenciled with the sentence “Before I die I want to _______”
"God is Hungry" - An important blog post from 2012 FTE Fellow Jennifer Bailey. "The face of hunger in America is changing... "
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There's more reason to steer clear of Bisphenol A (BPA) than its now-notorious link to cancer and other health problems; and the risks it poses especially for children. Now, a recent study provides evidence that BPA also contributes to obesity and insulin resistance, which can lead to diabetes.
6 Ways to Kick BPA Out of Your Life: 6 Ways to Kick BPA Out of Your Life: Avoid Canned Soups, Pastas and Tomatoes (Studies have shown that canned pasta, canned soups canned tomatoes have the highest amounts of BPA—Eliminating these foods from your diet or switching to products packaged in glass or boxes will go a long way to cutting out some major sources of BPA.) Drink Soda from Glass Sodas in plastic bottles and cans can contain BPA in the plastic or the lining of the can.
"...remember that the role of a prophet is to, when necessary, provide faithful interruptions or disturbances to the fragile balance of our complex (and often incomplete) frameworks."
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Infographic showing how the Church is using social media.
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Are my church's media and message ready to go social? | Symbiota
The Creative Pastor: great resource, offers plenty of freebie media for church/ youth ministry.
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The Creative Pastor - A blog of ideas, how-to's, resources, & lessons learned—where church media is made simple!
creative worship ideas
Stage design ideas
I'm liking all your youth ministry idea stuff!
Full details for hosting a "fruits of the spirit" series of prayer stations
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"fruits of the spirit" decorating idea
Fruits of the Holy Spirit
Full details for hosting a "fruits of the spirit" series of prayer stations. Good idea for family worship.
Neat idea for family worship
Fruit Bowl of the Spirit (worship station)
I can adapt this for church? Right? Build an Igloo Out of Milk Jugs!
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milk jug igloo ~ what a great recycling project and kid constructed reading corner!
plastic bottle igloo. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!
Love this idea!! milkjug igloo. #classroom #kids #DIY #fun
milk jug igloo - class idea, if only my other half would let me hoard that many milk cartons!
milk bottle igloo - what a crazy idea for the kids this summer.
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Prayer knot blanket
Retreat Idea: This could be a good idea for youth lesson on blessings. Or make a knot for every problem/diffuculty you may be facing and then go back and untie the knots while listening for Gods answers in meditation. Letting the problems go to God.
Tie knots on twine ... Worship Response Station Idea
Worship Response Station Ideas, so many cool ideas!!! Mostly for youth group age but could use some in childrens
Prayer knots Prayer station - maybe make knots for them to unravel as they pray
Prayer Station - Maybe make a knot for every problem/diffuculty you may be facing and then go back and untie the knots while listening for Gods answers in meditation. Letting the problems go to God.
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Arranging chairs for worship.
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love the circle idea - the bride walks past everyone! My wedding idea if I have one?
Love this wedding seating arrangement! The bride walks past everyone and the couple is surrounded by their loved ones.
The bride walks past everyone and the couple is surrounded by their loved ones Very cool idea but I doubt I will have an outdoor wedding...
@Mandy Platz ~ this is a cute seating arrangement for a small outdoor wedding. Everybody gets to see the bride walk by.
The bride walks past everyone and the couple is surrounded by their loved ones. Kiiiiinda like the yellow brick road???
The bride walks past everyone. What a cute idea!
The bride walks past everyone and the couple is surrounded by their loved ones - if I do an outdoor beach wedding
5 Ways You Can Innovate (Even in an Old Church)
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Innovation, not originality, is the key to better business Tony Vidler, Strictly Business Ltd www.financialadvisercoach.com
7 Ways Innovative Ministries Empower the Church
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Conviction; Google Definition is "a firmly held belief or opinion". Text Example: "He grabbed her and shook her, but he could not shake the conviction off her face." (Paragraph 33) My Sentence is: Most people hold a high conviction of their beliefs.
Wedding arch...made of books. I guess this couple got married under KNOWLEDGE. Pretty cool. H/T @thinkgeek