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Our Work- Projects

This is a list of the projects we devote our time and energy to here at ProgressiveChristianity.org or would LOVE to start working on!

  • A Joyful Path, Year Three Children’s Curriculum, ages 6-10 ($90,000)

  • Liturgy Project ($5000)

  • Pluralism Sunday/Interfaith Project ($3000)

  • Bishop Spong Collection ($2500)

  • Evolving Churches ($10,000)

  • Adult Curriculum ($20,000)

  • Improved Website Functions ($5,000)

  • Confirmation Class Curriculum ($15,000)

  • Teen/Tween Curriculum, ages 11-16 ($75,000)

  • Intentional Community Module ($2500)

More Information…

Bishop Spong Newsletter and Website

In Januray 2011, ProgressiveChristianity.org took over the management and publishing of the Bishop Spong Newsletter and Website- A New Christianity for a New World.  John Shelby Spong, whose books have sold more than a million copies, was bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark for 24 years before his retirement in 2001. His admirers acclaim him as a teaching bishop who makes contemporary theology accessible to the ordinary layperson — he’s considered the champion of an inclusive faith by many, both inside and outside the Christian church. For those seeking to experience Christianity in a new and vibrant way, Bishop John Shelby Spong offers fresh spiritual ideas. Over the past four decades, he has become one of the definitive voices for progressive Christianity. As a member of Bishop Spong’s online community, you’ll receive insightful weekly essays, access to all of the essay archives, connections to other believers in exile, and answers to your questions from Bishop Spong himself! READ MORE

Children’s Curriculum Project

Is your community searching for truly progressive, inter-spiritual, creative, feeling based curriculum for children? A Joyful Path offers behavior over belief curriculum that teaches God within all, inclusion, compassion, and self awareness. We are on our way to being able to offer a full 3 year curriculum for ages 6-10.  Currently we have one curriculum completed and ready for use: A Joyful Path, Year One, Ages 6-10.  This curriculum can be spread out over 2-3 years if desired. Moving forward we will offer A Joyful Path, Year Two in the Spring of 2013 and then A Joyful Path, Year Three in the Spring of 2015. A Joyful Path children’s curriculum is intelligent, creative, unique, inspiring, informative, and truly progressive. READ MORE

Liturgy Project

Our Liturgy Project will positively transform worship services in churches and local communities all over the world. The Liturgy Project has contacted hundreds of churches and individuals to collect a wide variety of litanies, hymn lyrics, dramas, chants, and art and design concepts. These materials have been organized and will be published on our website on a regular basis.  We will also send out a weekly liturgy email that anyone can sign up for that will offer 3 liturgical elements. READ MORE

Local Groups

We believe that the future of an evolving faith may lie within small, intentional communities rather than large structured church settings that we find are dwindling by the day. While we fully support large churches and hope that they can transform enough to maintain and grow their membership, we are finding that smaller local groups, such as in home churches, study groups, and intentional communities are thriving. We want to offer the support for those groups to do so, with our local group guide, study guides, our liturgical resources, and our curriculum.  READ MORE

Pluralism Sunday

ProgressiveChristianity.org initiated this amazing yearly event with the help of Rev. Jim Burklo over 6 years ago. Since then, churches and communities around the world have been celebrating religious diversity and sharing their experiences with us. On the first Sunday in May (or other times during the year) churches around the world dedicate their worship to a celebration of our interfaith world. Progressive Christians thank God for religious diversity! We don’t claim that our religion is superior to all others.  We recognize that other religions can be as good for others as ours is for us.  We can grow closer to God and deeper in compassion—and we can understand our own traditions better—through a more intimate awareness of the world’s religions.  On Pluralism Sunday, churches celebrate elements of other world faiths in their sermons, litanies, and music; many feature speakers and singers from other faith traditions. READ MORE

Global Network of Progressive Christians

One of our main goals is to help create a global network of progressive Christians. We have many sister organizations around the world and we want to make sure that we are fostering those relationships and helping each other in any way we can. We have created a free international global directory to help build this network and we are making sure to share resources, support events, and spread the word about a progressive Christian global movement through the media, our website, and other avenues. READ MORE