This page is for congregations that are participating in the Life of Faith Holy Innovations Project.

This page is 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.)

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)

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)

 

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.

The July 15, 2021 orientation for participating congregations.

Dependable Strengths Participants Book.

Values exercise.

Life of Faith Coaching Covenant.

A prayer for openness.

Congregational Formation Outline. (Updated 8/26/21)

Holy Innovations Project Description for Congregations.

The Guiding Team introductory handout.