Church in the Making

church construction

Carol Howard Merritt reflects on church reinvention

The people at Friendship Church make creative use of art. They have also learned to be creative as they form their community and shape their narratives.
November 5, 2015
"Co-creating is a lot of fun," says Jenn DiFrancesco. She and her Slate Project colleagues don’t show the same sort of weariness church planters often display a couple years in.
June 17, 2015
Sanctuary of the Arts was started by Jeff Cheifetz and Amy Shoemaker. Their work reminds me that we don't have experiences separate from our bodies.
April 17, 2015
Under Ruben Duran's leadership, the ELCA has started an array of worshiping communities in homes and bars and on the streets and in train stations.
February 20, 2015
As new forms of congregations arise, new musical forms are developing. Walls are coming down—secular vs. sacred, intellect vs. emotion, contemporary vs. traditional.
December 4, 2014