The mission of the Traditioned Innovation Project is to catalyze a hopeful vision and embodiment of the future for Christian institutions.
The project seeks to develop and implement strategies of curating, collaborating, and capacity-building in order to show why and how traditioned innovation is crucial to a vibrant, life-giving future.
The heart of the project is the cultivation of hospitable spaces for reflection at the Christian and secular intersections. These intersections are crucial in principle for practicing traditioned innovation, and they are even more important given the current conditions of both the church and the world. We invite small groups of seasoned leaders to journey with us through curated conversations, life-giving spaces for reflection and innovation, and fostering dense networks of connection and support.
Storytelling & Case Studies
A continued truth of this project is that, in the midst of fear and discouragement, people yearn for a sense of hope and an innovative future deeply connected to God.
We source and capture video stories of organizations and institutions making significant pivots together to address the crises of our time. Often, these stories expose deeper and interconnected challenges that call for creativity grounded in a deep understanding of identity and mission. In our storytelling, we seek to surface practices of traditioned innovation that respond to the most challenging problems of our present moment and inspire hope for our time.
Case studies complement our storytelling and empower individuals and organizations to:
- Explore examples of institutions doing significant pivots to address critical challenges in the midst of the turmoil and transition;
- Work with their constituents to model and practice traditioned innovation through a faith animated by trust and hope in the Triune God;
- Connect others’ stories of struggle, inspiration, and adaptation to serve the leadership challenges of our present moment and context.
These stories and case studies are embedded in curricular resources that serve our Traditioned Innovation cohorts, retreats, and learning journeys. If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, we invite you to contact us for more information.
Convenings & Cohorts
We host one-time conversations and multi-day retreats for seasoned leaders across sectors seeking to cultivate a Christian imagination for their work. These gatherings often focus on key questions of traditioned innovation: How do you transform and stabilize at the same time? What capacities and capabilities are needed by leaders navigating seasons of transition and change? Can we cultivate hope for people, communities, and institutions to experience flourishing and to bear a more faithful witness to God’s reign?
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The Traditioned Innovation project is made possible through the generosity of Lilly Endowment, Inc.