Prophetic Imagination

a series by THRIVE

About the Prophetic Imagination Series

The THRIVE project presents Prophetic Imagination learning opportunities focused on developing a congregational ministry for racial justice rooted in a holistic faith.

Congregational ministries committed to racial justice are possible! Acknowledging, knowing and understanding your church’s history in your context is the first step. Meeting that history midstream with hope, creativity, selfless courage and love (also known as prophetic imagination!) is how racially just ministries are cultivated.

Upcoming Events

“Extensions of Care and Concern in the Age of Black Lives Matter”
Mar 21, 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Eastern

Join us on March 21st for our next Prophetic Imagination Gathering, continuing the conversation with Rev. Tara Gibbs focusing on how your congregation can improve upon or implement plans/communities of care. 

Rev. Tara S. Gibbs is associate minister of spiritual formation at Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC. Originally from New Bern, NC, she holds an undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and graduate degrees from Shaw University and Princeton Theological Seminary. Currently, Tara is pursuing a Doctorate of Educational Ministry at Columbia Theological, and plans to continue researching the lack of accessible & updated Christian curriculum for churches. Since licensing in 2010 she has preached for numerous conferences, special church services, and state Baptist association sessions; she has also taught and guest lectured at local universities including University of Wisconsin–Madison and University of North Carolina at Charlotte, typically focusing on womanist spirituality. Outside of her studies & clergy work, Tara has partnered with education non-profits, mentored in local schools, and volunteered with medical facilities for reproductive justice. She has also been fortunate to study abroad in Spain, Portugal, Morocco, and Mexico. You can read more on her website:

2022 Offerings


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