Compelled by the desire to listen and attend to young people (ages 13-25), Springtide Research Institute is committed to understanding the distinct ways new generations experience and express community, identity, and meaning. They exist at the intersection of religious and human experience in the lives of young people by combining quantitative and qualitative research to reflect and amplify the lived realities of young people as they navigate shifting social, cultural, and religious landscapes.
Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry (SHERM Journal) is a biannual, not-for-profit, free peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes the latest social-scientific, historiographic, and ecclesiastic research on religious institutions and their ministerial practices. SHERM is dedicated to the critical and scholarly inquiry of historical and contemporary religious phenomena, both from within particular religious traditions and across cultural boundaries, so as to inform the broader socio-historical analysis of religion and its related fields of study.
The New Story Festival is a bold experiment for a better world, embodying imagination, spirituality, social action, and playful connection - defined above all by the practice of love. Believing that “the best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better,” the New Story Festival seeks to lead us into a better story – one that encourages growth and liberation, healing and harmony; a story where the downtrodden are uplifted and everyone is included.
The FaithX Project helps congregations and judicatories re-envision their future by equipping leadership with the tools and strategies necessary to anticipate, identify, and effectively engage emerging missional opportunities and challenges in their neighborhoods and communities.
MapDash™ for Faith Communities is an interactive, data-grounded, map-based tool for missional analysis and planning. It was developed by Datastory Consulting, in collaboration with The FaithX Project.