Building the New City: Church-Planting for Social and Environmental Justice

By Tyler Sit, Church planter of New City Church Over the next 12 months, the Forum for Theological Education is spotlighting 12 leaders, their stories, and how their passion and call to shape a more hopeful future through Christian ministry guides the impact they are making in their communities, institutions and universities.  Environmental justice has everything [Read More…]

A Vibrant Future Church

What would a vibrant mainline church of the future look like? That’s the question we posed to a number of pastors, thought-leaders and bloggers as part of our Future of Mainline Protestantism series here at Patheos. We’ll be posting their responses throughout the coming weeks here at Faith Forward. First up, Lutheran Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber, who begins her response with the question: “If the mainline church did the right thing, what would it be in 10 years?” [Read more…]

Post-Denominational Christianity

With any luck the mainline church will be dead shortly. As a person who came to faith in the Non-denominational evangelical church and continued in faith in the Mainline Protestant/Liberal Theological tradition this is not an easy thing for me to say. But the truth is that across the board numbers are dropping… [Read more…]