Exploring the Future of Faith Communities
National Conversations Hosted by TMF
Beginning with a gathering called the FORUM ON WESLEYAN POTENTIAL held in Austin in December of 2015 and growing to a DENOMINATIONAL LEADERS GATHERING in January 2017, TMF is exploring the ways people are gathering in order to deepen their faith outside the traditional structures of congregational life. Who is leading those faith communities? How and where are they gathering? How do these communities sustain themselves financially outside traditional funding structures? What role, if any, does an Annual Conference or other denominational structure have in supporting these efforts? These questions and others are fueling TMF's learning in this area.