Spring at the Riverside Innovation Hub has included the completion of two significant milestones adding coaches and faith communities to our team of partners!
YOUNG ADULT INNOVATION COACHES
We have brought together eight dymanic and dedicated leaders for the role of Innovation Coach. The Twin Cities, Iowa, Rwanda, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Argentina, South Dakota, California, Texas, Europe, Philippines, China, Missouri, Germany, Norway, Montana – these are just some of the places our coaches have lived and learned and led. We are thrilled to bring them all and their collection of experiences across the globe together at Augsburg this August. We are prayerfully holding them up and the new places they will be called to lead and serve this coming year as coaches.
FAITH COMMUNITIES FOR TRACK 1 AND TRACK 3 PARTNERSHIPS
As we complete site visits with Track 1 leaders, we are encouarged by the curiosity and hopefulness present in each place. Track 1 faith communities are eager to begin a four-year partnership of accompanying, interpreting and discerning towards contextual life-giving proclamations of the gospel in relationship with young adults. Track 3 faith communities will be meeting together in July as they prepare to engage as learning partners with Riverside Innovation Hub and our cohort of faith community leaders during the life of the project.
The faith communities selected – while all local to the Twin Cities – include a dymanic mix of contexts. The place and neighborhood for each faith community presents a diverse landscape to experiment with and learn about ministry with young adults. Learning more deeply the stories of the neighborhood and discerning what a faithful response with the gospel looks, sounds and feels like in these places, will take shape in unique ways among each faith community. Large suburbs with professional networks, multi-cultural faith communities in urban and first ring suburban contexts, neighborhoods of diverse faith tradtions, contexts filled with thousands of young adult students at local universities and colleges, neighborhoods where young adults transition in and out frequently, contexts that span the economic spectrum and congregrations that do as well.
The blend of faith communities stepping on board as partners creates a promising cohort of faithful leaders and learners. In addition to their unique contexts and stories, our faith communties all share a hopeful curiosity for what the Spirit is up to in the lives of young adults and a humble honesty about the challenges present in our communities. We look forward to learning together about they ways our faith communties are called to shape life-giving ministry and relationships in response to the neighborhood.
TRACK 1 PARTNERS
TRACK 3 PARTNERS