Discover a better way Innovate

Unleash your church or nonprofit to pioneer creative solutions to sustainable poverty alleviation.


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If 2020 taught us anything, it's that the world is profoundly broken.

Things are definitely not the way they are supposed to be. Of course, none of this is news to people who are materially poor; they've been experiencing this brokenness for a very long time.

Fortunately, God is not surprised by any of this. In fact, two thousand years ago Jesus Christ launched a new creation to bring healing to this hurting world, a new heaven and earth in which all will be restored to the way it's supposed to be. And He commissioned and empowered His people-you!-to live into His new creation, giving sneak previews of the world to come, a world you've never even seen before.

But how?

Enter, Innovate.

Five years ago we rolled up our sleeves and wrote two books: Becoming Whole unpacks the story of what God is doing to bring about His new creation, and the associated Field Guide outlines twenty ministry design principles to help you faithfully live into His story.

Building on this foundation, we created Innovate, a course that draws on Design Thinking and other innovation tools to help you improvise God's story in the here and now, creatively anticipating the new creation one street, one neighborhood, and one city at a time.

Living out Jesus' kingdom today

Integrating the best practices of design thinking and God's biblical story of change, Innovate helps motivated teams develop Kingdom-centered solutions that allow communities to truly flourish.

In this course, you will:

  • Address the broken relationships at the root of material poverty.
  • Apply the design thinking process and principles to your ministry.
  • Develop creative, sustainable solutions specific to the people you help.

Meet your teachers

You'll be learning from Design Thinking & Innovation Specialist, Tabitha Kapic along with Dr. Brian Fikkert, co-author of When Helping Hurts, Becoming Whole & President of the Chalmers Center.

Brian Fikkert

Brian Fikkert

Tabitha Kapic

Tabitha Kapic

Who is this course for?

Innovate is for teams

Designed to unleash churches and nonprofits to pioneer creative solutions that bring sustainable change as they improvise the kingdom in their context.

  • Churches and Nonprofits

    who are looking for guidance as you develop an effective poverty alleviation ministry.

  • Established Ministries

    who recognize there's a better way to help, but aren't sure how to adapt.

  • Community Leaders

    who see an unmet need but don't know where or how to start.

Innovate is for you!

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