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About the Program 

The Thriving Faith Communities Program aims to connect Houses of Worship in Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin interested in reducing their carbon footprint with experts, coaching, and peer support to achieve their energy-related goals.


This is done through personalized monthly coaching and quarterly meetings that welcome experts and provide program members with the opportunity to connect. There is also a resource bank that curates energy-related resources recommended by Faith in Place as well as peer recommendations from program members. The goal of providing these resources and connections is to empower Houses of Worship to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and become recognized community leaders as environmental champions.

Program Details

What Does the Program Include?

  1. Monthly coaching with a Faith in Place Green Team Coach.

  2. Access to a Resource Bank, which includes expert resources as well as community resources, including contractor recommendations and more.

  3. Quarterly meetings that include time with experts invited based on the needs of program participants and time to connect with other Houses of Worship working on similar energy projects.

As you achieve utility savings, Faith in Place will recognize and celebrate your hard work through awards which will include a certificate for your House of Worship and a badge on your Green Team Directory profile.  

Who Can Participate in the Program?

Green Teams at Houses of Worship located in Indiana, Illinois, or Wisconsin who are ready to take the next step in their faith community to increase energy efficiency and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.


Don't have a Green Team yet? Don't worry! Learn how to get started.

How Do I Sign Up?

Let us know you are interested in becoming a Thriving Faith Community here. You will be given access to the Thriving Faith Communities Resource Banks and you  Green Team Coach will reach out and guide you through next steps from there. 

Don't have a Green Team yet? Start by creating one here before signing up for the program.

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How much does the program cost? 

  • The program is free to join and Faith in Place's support and resources are all available to you at no cost. Your Green Team Coach will work with you to identify potential cost saving measures for energy assessments and building upgrades, as available in your area. 

What locations does the program work in?

  • Currently, Green Teams anywhere in the state of Indiana, Illinois, or Wisconsin are eligible to participate. 

How long is the program? What is the time commitment?

  • Monthly call or email check in with your Coach

  • Project implementation time (depends on your goals)

  • 1.5 hour Thriving Faith Communities meeting each quarter

How does this program benefit my congregation?

  • This program will allow you to develop and live into faith-based values around care for the environment.

  • It will help you significantly reduce your congregations utility bills.

  • Engage people in your House of Worship with a passion for the environment in new and exciting ways

  • Allow you to participate in a community-wide effort to be a resilient and sustainable community,

  • Reduce carbon emissions, improving public health and the health of the planet.

  • It will help you develop relationships with other people and congregations engaged in similar work.

Questions about the program? Email our Director of Programs, Ramont Bell at

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