In Our Words: 36 Days, 36 Ways Challenge

Name: Travis Fitzgold Age: 33 Relationship to the Collective (or the event): First English Lutheran Church, 36 Days/36 Ways Challenge, 2018 Describe the event in three sentences or less: I decided to walk up and down Guadalupe St. (“the drag”) in Austin, holding a sign that said, “Free Prayers/Oraciones Gratis”. My goal was to evoke…

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In Our Words: Gathering – The R.S.V.P. 1

Name: Doug Harrison: Age: 46 Relationship to the Collective (or the event): A member of St David’s Episcopal Church 787 team, and lead artist for this event: The RSVP I: How will you respond? Describe the event in three sentences or less: After weeks of sending cryptic teaserinvitations (an even a questionnaire), we hosted a threshold-themed…

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Introducing: In Our Words

The work of the 787 Collective feels hard to quantify in some respects, and can be difficult to pin down.  We encourage churches. We study creativity, and try to find new and genuine ways to practice it in our lives and our churches.  We care about young adults and want to understand their lives through…

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December 1st, 2017: Deadline for First Cohort Portfolio Submission

The 787 Collective invites churches in discernment to submit a portfolio considering their own congregational narrative, the discernment undertaken to consider if their church is called towards work with twentysomethings, and any other audio or visual material that they would like to submit that helps the Collective learn more about who their congregation is and…

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