Stories

Stories

Stories are the lifeblood of the Parish Collective. Training, conferences, gatherings, parties, tours, and online - they are always loaded with stories from practitioners and thought leaders. Check out our featured stories on the blog, visit our new publications, or join the Parish Collective Facebook Community.

Explore The Blog

The Parish Collective Blog features stories from deep practitioners and organic intellectuals on the wide spectrum of themes related growing roots in the parish and weaving links across cities and regions. You can search for topics related to your interests and needs. Often you can connect to the author for additional feedback and support.

Submit your Stories

Anyone who practices faithful presence in the parish develops stories that will be meaningful and encouraging to others here. The Parish Collective blog has been created to host neighborhood stories that might help others join in with what God is up to in their context. It's pretty simple to get started. Just enter a title, a few key words to help people find your story, and add your story.

Visit Inhabit Platform

The Inhabit Conference has been collecting stories, interviews, and videos from participants and presenters for many years. Follow along, register for the conference, and find the support you need.

Discover UK Stories

This year The New Parish Conference in Birmingham, UK has begun collecting stories, interviews, and videos from participants and presenters. Your going to love what is stirring on-the-ground in the UK.

Find City Stories

There are now over 20 City Collectives from Birmingham, UK to Ottawa, CA. Each of these has several Guiding Expressions you can connect with throughout the city-region, and many Parish Practitioners who are already collaborating. Roundtables and Story Nights are hosted quarterly for mutual encouragement, collaboration, and learning.

Read Our Publication

Parish Collective is aggregating a wide range of related stories on our Medium Publication. Here you will find inspiration and insight from across all our story platforms and partner blogs. Consider subscribing or becoming part of the Parish Collective writing team.

Watch Video Interviews

Parish Collective has been collecting Video stories and interviews for many years. Some highlight practitioners in their parish, others explore a deeper theology of place, and some come from people who specialize in certain areas that contribute to the flourishing of parish life.

Join Facebook Group

There is always a lively conversation and meaningful story sharing at the Parish Collective Facebook Community Group. Join in, find encouragement and share your stories and ideas.

Stories from Australia

Our partners in Australia have created The Neighbourhood Collective. It is a shared space for individuals and groups who are seeking to be faithfully present in their neighbourhoods, committing to love and walk alongside their neighbours. Be encouraged and equipped as you learn from others on the map, and support the movement by sharing your own story! Whether you're right at the start of your journey or an experienced practitioner, be encouraged and equipped as you learn