Rev. Thandeka

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Love Beyond BeliefTM

Love Beyond Belief™ is a program created by Rev. Thandeka to help congregations revitalize themselves and the nation. Our mission is to create a national association of interlinked Love Beyond Belief™ congregations that serve as role models for liberal congregations nationwide. The immediate aim of this program is to (1) substantially increase the number of persons attending affiliated congregations’ Sunday morning worship services and to help these congregations create new small group ministry programs and Evensong “Sanctuary” worship services (2) significantly increase the financial income of these congregations, (3) create a social network of and for these renewed and re-enlivened religious communities in order to (4) generate an expanding body of reinvigorated congregations that work with other religious, social service, and social justice organizations for the common good.

A Four-Part Program Strategy

  • Strategy 1: Organize local, on-site workshops and programs to help clergy and lay leaders address the three overlooked elements of their religious services through the enhanced coordination of music and the spoken word.
  • Strategy 2: Organize small group ministry programs and an Evensong “Sanctuary” program to attract new members to the congregation.
  • Strategy 3: Use social media to create a national network of liberal religious communities that are expanding rather than declining. This network of congregations will collectively support, enhance, and expand social service and social justice work through liberal, faith-based initiatives.
  • Strategy 4: Produce resource materials and texts that support Love Beyond Belief™ religious communities.

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