Values and Pillars
- Collaborative: Partnering with scholars, students, and church and community leaders to join in what God is already doing to mend a fractured world
- Convening: Gathering thought leaders for catalytic conversations and connections
- Conjunctive Imagination: Responding to challenges that appear to offer either/or options by exploring the possibilities of “both/and”
- Context: Centering the contextual concerns and local wisdom of faith communities as the imaginative center for research and programs
- Creative: Fostering pastoral and ecclesial imagination through ideation, innovation, practice, and writing
The Program for the Future Church organizes its efforts around four pillars:
The PFFC cultivates imaginative, adaptive, resilient, shared leadership with specific attention to women in leadership.
YOUTH & EMERGING ADULTS
The PFFC nurtures an understanding of the cultures, contexts, issues, questions, and illuminations of the next generation.
The PFFC supports best practices in teaching and learning, helping ministry leaders to develop participatory, creative, story-driven, dialogical, holistic, and hybrid learning communities.
The PFFC fosters sacred space, faithful presence, and compassionate witness in relation to the lives of people of faith. Grounded in lived experience, the PFFC’s research, scholarship, and programs explore mental and spiritual health in an integrated way, critical aspects of attending to suffering, individual and collective responses to crises, character and virtue development, best practices in promoting equity and justice, and nurturing respectful dialogue across lines of difference. The PFFC will also investigate critical aspects of human flourishing such as meaning, love, peace, hope, joy, and belonging.