Church Anew

Church Anew nourishes Christian leaders to create vibrant communities of faith by setting a table of mutual learning and developing resources for a fresh witness in the world.

In this season of disruption from pandemic, political polarization, racial reckoning, the rise of radical Christian nationalism, and the continuing decline of institutional Christianity, thousands of Christian leaders in North America from dozens of denominational affiliations trust Church Anew as a trusted guide in this moment. Through weekly online publications by racially diverse emerging change-makers and established national visionaries, a weekly email newsletter, virtual and in-person gatherings, and groundbreaking ready-made resources, Church Anew is filling a gap for ministry resources that one participant recently called, “theologically faithful, progressive, and robustly Christian.”

Our growth was radically accelerated by the theological and practical challenges that the pandemic brought to Christian congregations and their leaders. After launching the Church Anew Blog in the early hours of pandemic shutdown, we saw 2700% growth by year-end 2020, now gathering a regular readership of over 300,000 unique users from every state in the nation, all seven continents globally, and a broad swath of every corner of North American Christianity.

Our commitment to diversity is clearly reflected in the dynamic network of contributors that we’ve developed and the Christian leaders who count on their insight. Similarly, the more than 6,000 Christian leaders who have attended our virtual and in-person gatherings represent the rich diversity of North American Christianity in race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, perspective, socio-economic status, and education. Church Anew is an established leader and a trusted guide for diverse expressions of Christian practice across North America.