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Innovation — August 2, 2021

This issue pushes the church to think “outside the box” of ministry and move beyond the walls that separate people. You’ll find ideas and inspiration for prison ministry, missional laboratories for young adults and reasons to think strategically about “big change.” Ministry in today’s world is complicated and complex, especially after the multiple pandemics of this past year. We hope this innovation issue encourages new and emerging conversations.

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Church reimagined A new worshipping community in Atlanta is building connections on the site of a previous Presbyterian congregation. Leslie Scanlon reports.

Maybe we just haven’t failed enough Mark DeVries encourages congregations to become laboratories for young adult ministry.

Thoughts on innovation from a change skeptic Innovation can shape the way leaders think about big change. Wesley Wildman shares what he’s discovered.

Battling the perfect storm Carlton Johnson considers how the Black church has responded to the events of the past two years.