Convergence Spotlight: Ronya Dones

Ronya Dones is Convergence's first "Virtual Artist in Residence." As an artist and teacher, Ronya examines human flourishing with child-like curiosity and modern sophistication. She has developed innovative spiritual, social-emotional and arts-based programming for individuals, families, schools, museums, libraries, rehabilitation centers, therapists, churches, community and social service agencies.

Karen Swenholt

Convergence Spotlight: Karen Swenholt

Sculptor, Karen Swenholt is our first in the Convergence Spotlight Video Series. Karen is a figurative sculptor who lives and works in Northern Virginia. She is currently Artist in Residence at Convergence in Alexandria, Virginia where her studio is located. Her large-scale sculptures are on view in the Convergence Sculpture Garden.

Millennials Are Changing The Way We Gather Millennials are flocking to a host of new organizations that deepen community in ways that are powerful, surprising and even religious.The How We Gather Report Convergence began about 12 years ago. So, that is right in the middle of what was commonly referred to as the "Emergent Church Movement" (Click here for a great … Continue reading Millennials Are Changing The Way We Gather

10 Ways To “Deal” With Creatives In Your Congregation

By Lisa Smith. I’ve been reading different takes on “dealing with” creative people. It makes me laugh to see the advice people give. Usually it boils down to the equivalent of how to keep your pets entertained. “Dangle something shiny or give them treats hidden inside a toy so they don’t get bored.” Or how … Continue reading 10 Ways To “Deal” With Creatives In Your Congregation