Becoming a part of The 787 Collective is based on a discernment process between interested congregations and The 787 Collective. The first step in this discernment process is to attend one of our live storytelling and orientation gatherings. The first two events are held on April 27th at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary on the theme “Stranger in a Strange Land” the second event will be May 25th at The North Door on the theme “Into the Wild.” Each story gathering will run from 6:30 to 9:30pm. We encourage churches to bring at least three or more people from their congregation to the event. Congregations should register for one of these events with Martha Lynn Coon, Director of Congregational Innovation, at firstname.lastname@example.org. After registration, each church will be contacted personally by a member of the 787 Collective and given orientation materials.
After June 1, congregations who want to take the next step will be invited into a process mapped by the 787 Collective. Congregations will have the fall to work through the process. In January 2018, applications for full membership will be available.