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Other Communities Icon_ human symbols standing in a circle embracing a lightbulbINNOVATIVE MINISTRY PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Augsburg University’s Riverside Innovation Hub reaches out to faith communities in and near the Twin Cities to create four-year innovative partnerships around ministry with young adults through the Innovative Ministry Partnership.

We accepts Track 3 applications on a rolling basis.

Congregational Toolbox icon_happy faceOUR RESEARCH: IMPORTANT CHARACTERISTICS & VALUES

Phase One of our project studied 12 congregations that were nominated by their peers as communities currently doing effective work with young adults. While our team continues working on analyzing our research, we have discovered some fascinating and helpful characteristics and values which we are excited to share!

Our research team consists of eight faculty members from across eight disciplines. Background research materials can be found under Resources on Young Adults.


Important Values and Characteristics icon_ a starTHE PUBLIC CHURCH FRAMEWORK & BEST QUESTIONS

This page provides a collection of all blogs on the Public Church Framework and the Best Questions to help you work on each artform.


How to be rooted in theology while comfortably and effectively leading change, innovation, and continuous improvement? This page provides resources (books, blogs, articles, websites) to support your leadership and your efforts in building a strong faith community.

Resources on young adults icon+_human symbols standing in a circle embracing a heartRESOURCES ABOUT YOUNG ADULTS

Who are young adults? How can young adults be co-creators of your ministry? This page provides resources (books, blogs, articles, websites) to help you gain knowledge and understanding about young adults from both religious and non-religious perspectives.

Build skills icon_a lightbulbBUILD SKILLS

How to comfortably and creatively lead and manage change? How to create a culture of both innovation and continuous improvement? This page provides resources (books, websites, tools) to help build your capacities in (1) building communities, (2) creating a learning culture of continuous improvement, collaboration, and innovation, and (3) managing and leading change.

icon_two bubble textsEVENTS

Come to Riverside Innovation Hub events to learn about our work with many local congregations! These events also provide valuable networking opportunities for congregations to connect with one another to collaborate and learn from others. We also welcome everyone to participate in various events hosted at Augsburg University.