This page is for congregations that are participating in the Life of Faith Holy Innovations Project. Below you will find a library of items that we have sent to you over time. Some items (e.g., our videos) can be found on other pages of this website and will not necessarily be duplicated here. (Newest items are listed first. Click links to view the file; right-click to download.)
A handy two-page summary of the paradigm shift that we are engaging. Useful in introducing the process to your congregation.
Looking for a way to encourage participation in the survey? Check out this excellent video from St. Stephen in Ubandale, Iowa.
Spiritual Autobiography. (Scroll down to the fifth article to find it.)
You’ve heard Life of Faith leaders talk about the promise of the inititiative. Now you can hear people involved in Round 1 of the Holy Innovations project speak to the value of the movement in this “highlights reel” from the mid-term gathering of people involved.
In this 6-minute video, Pastor Myron Hertzberg describes the communal discernment process his congregation uses to make space for the Spirit when key decisions need to be made. The two supporting documents for leaders who wish to use this process are a leader’s guide and a handout.
FOR THE FALL IN-DEPTH ORIENTATION SESSIONS:
(Click links to view videos/files; Right-click to download the videos/files)
—Overview document (emailed in early September)
—Zoom instructions for Report-in sessions
—Leader’s Guide for watching the videos with discussion questions
——Video presentation for Session 1 Part 1 (15 minutes)
———”On the one hand…” discussion handout for Session 1 Part 1
——Video presentation for Session 1 Part 2 (15 minutes)
———Further information on making the culture change necessary for this project, see this Culture Change Bibliography.
——Video presentation for Session 1 Part 3 (14 minutes)
——Video presentation for Session 2 Part 1 (19 minutes)
——Video presentation for Session 2 Part 2 (19 minutes)
——Video presentation for Session 2 Part 3 (19 minutes)
———The curriculum that Dr. Nessan uses in Session 2 Part 3 is available here.
——Video presentation for Session 3 Part 1 (20 minutes)
——Video presentation for Session 3 Part 2 (19 minutes)
——Video presentation for Session 3 Part 3 (10 minutes)