Why Partner with the Church?

I have to be honest: several people have advised Innové Studios to leave the Church behind. They say that the money and influence is in private, corporate, and community foundations and that Innové Studios should work among foundations instead of within church congregations. But the mission of Innové Studios is to the Church. So why not chase the money? First, I believe in people. Churches …

Calling All Church Leaders

Innové Studios empowers churches to coach, resource, and launch social innovation ideas in their own communities. It is a pioneering method for missions and congregational engagement, adding focus and innovation that congregations need. The secret sauce is that it unleashes the power of church congregations, let members do what they do best, whether it be marketing, legal, finance, or more. …

Pioneering Ideas Require Boldness

  Jesus commanded his followers with a simple message to care for the least, the last, the lost, and the lonely. But that simple message can sometimes feel very…complicated. Thoughtfully loving our neighbor now includes phrases such as “social entrepreneur”, “impact investment”, “when helping hurts”, and “social investment.” But this is good. In addition to having a heart for mission, …

Panel Discussion: Young Social Entrepreneurs Share Their Early Experiences

Our process is about helping churches think about and leverage their assets differently. When Colonial Church did a second round of Innové, they recognized they had a new asset that could be offered to the social entrepreneur community: the experience of their first round social entrepreneurs. These first round winners now had two years of hands-on experience, all having successfully …

Linda Quote

Innové gave us a new perspective and vision for what mission could be and opened us up to new possibilities.