Church Ideas & Innovation
Examples of #innovation and innovative practices taking place in #church and communities of #faith.
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Advent Conspiracy. LOVE this.
I LOVE this!
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 #lentphotoaday
Lenten photo-a-day challenge | Rethink Church @Katie Hrubec Hrubec Rhodes. This could be a really interesting discipline for Lent.
ReThinkChurch - Lent Photo-a-day by http://rethinkchurch.org/article/author-sophia-agtarap join me.
Lenten photo-a-day challenge | Rethink Church. Love this! #instagram #photoaday #Lent
Lenten photo-a-day challenge | Rethink Church @Katie Rhodes
Art In The Spirit: Lenten photo challenge. @rethinkchurch
photo-a-day-lent. Idea for OTC. Advent?
Lent RethinkChurch photo a day
Lent Photo Challenge.
A lenten liturgy in New York City
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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
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 would be a great way to help children remember who to pray for each week. Use carnival entrance bands - fun fx has them. Easy!
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! or...use safety braceletts that are more durable and can last all week.
Prayer Bands ~ Customize according to club needs. Maybe put everyone in your class on the band. Wear until the next week.
Prayer Bands. You can use event bands and permanent markers. Change out when need to.
Prayer Bands - I need to introduce these to youth group!
Prayer Station Idea
Sometimes we have to think outside of the box
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Hmmm. There's some food for thought.
Food for thought
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: A practical, how-to guide for leaders bridging digital social media and parish ministry
"Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible" is a hands-on resource guide for religious leaders who want to enrich and extend their ministries using digital media like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and church or personal blogs.
Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible: Elizabeth Drescher,Keith Anderson: 9780819227744: Amazon.com: Books
Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible by Elizabeth Drescher. $12.36. Publisher: Morehouse Publishing (May 1, 2012). Author: Elizabeth Drescher. 208 pages
Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible by Elizabeth Drescher,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0819227749/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_JVEmsb1GWE078146
Just pre-ordered this! Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible by Elizabeth Drescher, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0819227749/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_alp_zPBIpb1P4F48W
Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible, by Elizabeth Drescher & Keith Anderson (Morehouse, 2012) [Not read yet, but looking forward to it]
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 you 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.
Tagxedo - Website where students can upload photos of themselves and fill it with words about themselves and their interests!
Tagexedo: great website to make word clouds. This would work great for author details w/their picture, or Transcendentalism, even poetry.
Tagxedo - Website where people can upload photos of themselves and fill it with words about themselves and their interests...gotta have the right pic...but still cool
Tagxedo.com Another website to create word clouds using vocab or text from readings.
Upload photos to make customized tag clouds. Tagxedo - Gallery
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2nd Grade with Mrs. Wade: Tagxedo is the new Wordle!
Tagxedo - Gallery Maybe... Character traits
Easter - great poster design idea for communicating a bunch of different service times and dates. nice. Christmas??
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lovely textures and so simple...Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter (Series Art) by carrie lee grant, via Flickr
Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter (Series Art) by carrie lee grant, via Flickr Maybe next year?
Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter (Series Art) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Easter ~ Palm Sunday, Good Friday & Easter Sunday
Idea for Easter bulletin board
Important Easter Dates - 2013
easter church design ideas
Great for a youth room at church!
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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'
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.
so cute for sunday school. They could write a prayer and then we'd pray later for all the prayers on the prayer board
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....
Guest room idea... prayer stations for children | uploaded to pinterest
Prayer wall for the children's ministry
small group room idea
Small group idea
Youth Room Ideas
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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A chalkboard wall created by artist Candy Chang on the side of an abandoned building for the town to share their hopes and dreams. I wish Candy Chang would come to my town!
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...
This is an pretty cool idea. "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 _______”, the wall becomes an enlightening way to get to know your neighbors and discover what matters most to the people around you."
It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget what really matters to you. 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.
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
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 _______”
Candy Chang is an artist who explores making cities more livable and contemplative. This is the side of an abandoned house in New Orleans. She turned it into a giant chalkboard. Before I Die is an interactive public art project. How Inspiring!
With the help of her community, an artist named Candy Chang turned the side of this abandoned house in New Orleans into a giant chalkboard for residents to share what's important to them
Candy Chang project (interactive street art)
"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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The Atlantic: Serving Convenience Foods for Dinner Doesn't Save Time; but it does seem to undermine the invaluable family meal.
BPA, used in many canned food cans to prevent rusting, can be harmful. There are some easy ways to avoid BPA.
Last week the FDA disappointed health advocates once again by allowing Bisphenol A or BPA, a known endocrine disruptor, to remain approved as a chemical additive in food containers such as plastic bottles and metal cans. In the 4 years since the filing of a legal petition asking for a ban (a court order was needed to force FDA respond) there is increasing evidence of harm to humans, especially to young children (think baby bottles, formula containers). OUTRAGEOUS!!! (published April 5, 2012)
The Shelf Life of Commercially Canned Foods - Survival Blog With A Family Focus
soupcan stevendepolo@flickr 200x133 The Shelf Life of Commercially Canned Foods
"Serving convenience foods for dinner does not save time" from The Atlantic
7 ways to avoid canned food
"...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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How Churches Use Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] http://mashable.com/2012/07/31/churches-social-media/ … via @EDNTweets @mashable #Episcopal
How Churches Use Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] Mashable How Churches Use Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] | The top source for social and digital news
Social Media Infographic.. http://www.serverpoint.com/ mix between infographic and standard textbook charts
How Do Churches Use Social Media? #infographic #socialmedia #infographic #infographics
Church_and_Social_Media-Post - Church Marketing and Advertising Info Graphic
How Churches Use Social Media #Churches #Social #Media #Infographics
Seems apt to share on a Sunday: Church and Social Media Infographic.
How Churches Use Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] @Mashable
Churches & social media! -- Church And Social Media
The Creative Pastor: great resource, offers plenty of freebie media for church/ youth ministry.
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The Creative Pastor: great resource, offers plenty of freebie media for church/ youth ministry - haven't trailed yet might be good to look in to :)
The Creative Pastor - Twitter freebies for churches///and other blogs concerning church media and ideas for making it work
for Shane - The Creative Pastor: great resource, offers plenty of freebie media for church/ youth ministry.
The Creative Pastor. GREAT resource for ministries. Artwork, backgrounds, videos, etc. LOVE IT. Good resource.
The Creative Pastor. Amazing resource list for ministries. Artwork, backgrounds, bulletins, videos, etc.
The Creative Pastor: great resource, offers plenty of freebie media for church/ youth ministry... must look at later!
The Creative Pastor: Artwork, backgrounds, videos, etc
Resource list from @The Creative Pastor
The Creative Pastor, church media info
Full details for hosting a "fruits of the spirit" series of prayer stations
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Fruit Bowl of the Spirit; Catholics believe there are 12 fruits of the Holy Spirit so we'd have to add some more fruit, but this is clever.
Full details for hosting a "fruits of the spirit" series of prayer stations. Good idea for family worship.... interesting
Full details for hosting a "fruits of the spirit" series of prayer stations This could adapt into a great banner.
A worship station that involves eating fruit and connects with John 15, Galatians 5. Also works nicely for Thanksgiving worship.
Full details for hosting a "fruits of the spirit" prayer station. Very involved, but sounds neat!
Full details for hosting a "fruits of the spirit" series of prayer stations.
Carve fruits of the spirit into faux fruits for decoration
Fruit Bowl of the Spirit (worship stations)
"Fruits of the Spirit" prayer station.
milk jug igloo. Would use it for outside decoration, personally. Would stay put in wind if you filled the bottom ones with water. You could spray paint it white or leaves caps off jugs and insert white Christmas lights. Would make fun place to play in winter for kids and a nice Xmas lit up decoration
I can adapt this for church? Right? Build an Igloo Out of Milk Jugs!
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Milk Jug Igloo! suck a great idea!!! would be a cool project for school to install in a reading corner etc :)
Milk Jug Igloo! - I made one of these years ago for our reading corner when I taught Preschool.
milk jug igloo, should do this!!! my son would love it, time to start saving the milk cartons
Milk jug igloo - would be pretty sweet to have as a reading corner in the classroom
milk jug igloo. If I had little ones, I'd be collecting milk bottles.
milk jug igloo - what a great reading nook for the classroom
milk jug igloo. Great for a reading center!
milk jug igloo, so cute for a reading area!
Milk jug igloo - classroom idea
Worship Response Station Ideas | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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Prayer Knots - tie knots to represent your problems and untie knots to represent giving to God and listening for answers
Worship Response Station Ideas- Prayer knots, weaving reconciliation 2 Corinthians 17-21
Worship Response Station Ideas | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Great group of photos!
Prayer knots Prayer station - maybe make knots for them to unravel as they pray
Worship Response Station Ideas |- PRAYER KNOTS- Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Worship Response Station Ideas | Prayer knots
prayer knots - prayer braids?
Prayer station ideas
Twine prayer idea
Arranging chairs for worship.
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Great seating arrangement for a small wedding. The bride walks past everyone and the couple is surrounded by their loved ones.
@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 - if I do an outdoor beach wedding
WOW-spiral seating arrangement gives everyone a front row seat to the bride walking down the aisle.
The bride walks past everyone and the couple is surrounded by their loved ones. also better for everyone to see rather than rows. Awesome for an outdoor wedding!
The bride walks past everyone, what a unique idea! I love this...for a small wedding, how cute!
The bride walks past everyone and the couple is surrounded. Small wedding idea?!
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