Reimagining Church 
A workshop series to help congregations reach beyond traditional worship and bring the Church to more people

All workshops will be held at St. John’s, Columbus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Registration for each day is $20, including lunch. Registration opens January 1 at

This program is made possible through a Vital Worship grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by the Lily Endowment Inc.


The Rev. John Spicer
Saturday, February 24, 2018

John is rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Missouri, a “traditional church with a modern message and writes the blog “The Radical Middle.” In his book, Beating the Boundaries: The Church God is Calling Us to Be, John recounts his visits to nine Episcopal and Anglican churches in the U.S. and England to learn how they hold onto their traditions while experimenting with new ways of being the church. He will share what he learned and offer practical guidance.


The Rev. Katie Nakamura Rengers
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Katie is founder and vicar of The Abbey coffee shop and worship space in Birmingham, Alabama, “a worshipping community gathering for conversation and Eucharist.” She is featured in the ChurchNext video, “Ministering to Millennials.” Katie is passionate in her belief that young people are seeking spiritual depth and has found EfM, Education for Ministry, a particularly effective tool for discipleship formation.


The Rev. Zack Nyein
Saturday, April 21, 2018

Zack is founding missioner of Project Canterbury in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a joint Episcopal-Lutheran campus ministry. He is now assistant priest at Grace Episcopal Church in Chattanooga. A singer, pianist, and trumpeter, Zack will help us explore how expanding our musical and liturgical horizons can open up new possibilities in worship and welcome new people to our congregations.