unconventional pilgrims

growing new experiences in faith-based community

Seeking some inspiration on your unconventional path? Check out our occasionally-updated blog, where we post articles, links and other info that inspires us — and may inspire you!

Seeking Inspiration?

Check out these articles tagged "New Forms of Church" from the Faith & Leadership newsletter of Duke Divinity School's Leadership Education center.

Church WIthout Walls

In Houston, a self-described "church without walls" is building multiple communities of faith outside the traditional notion of church.


Have an idea you'd like to flesh out with support from professionals who've been there? Consider attending the next HatchaThon sponsored by Ministry Incubators. Members of the Unconventional Pilgrims team attended the March 2017 event, and were amazed by the progress several participants made taking ideas from secret dreams to appealing Shark Tank-style presentations.

Church 3.0

When the New Ministry Team at Charlotte's Holy Covenant UCC began considering the type of ministry it wanted to fund, the Team read Beyond Resistance: The Institutional Church Meets the Postmodern World. Written by the UCC's General Minister & President, The Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer, the book highlights innovations in building communities of faith — what Dorhauer identifies as Church 3.0. A helpful read!


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