A Way Out of No Way: An Approach to Christian Innovation

What does it really mean to innovate as a Christian? Does it Even Matter?

Journey with Stephen Lewis and Kimberly R. Daniel to encounter stories from diverse experiences, reflect theologically and explore ideas and practices for Christian innovation to create a more just world.

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Preview the Six-Step Approach for Innovation

In this book, learn a six-step approach to Christian innovation grounded in the life and ministry of Jesus, and African diasporic people’s ingenious experiences: what the authors’ communities call making a way out of no way. Each step in this book will highlight one of six principles that emphasizes what the authors believe makes Christian innovation distinctive from other forms of innovations.

Lewis and Daniel's powerful offering is a groundbreaking contribution to the evolving discourse around Christian Social Innovation. At once spiritually grounded, insightful, and accessible, it should be required reading for anyone interested in how to use their faith as the foundation for their entrepreneurial ventures that help heal the wounds caused by systemic inequality. Rev. Jennifer Bailey Founder of Faith Matters Network Author of To My Beloveds: Letters on Faith, Race, Loss, and Radical Hope

Meet the Authors

"A Way out of No Way" is a new book written by two leaders of the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE), a national leadership incubator for emerging Christian leaders. Click below to learn more about the authors.

Kimberly is senior director of communications at the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE). She also co-founded and directs DO GOOD X, an accelerator for diverse Christian social entrepreneurs and an innovation of FTE. Kimberly has over a decade of experience developing and leading communications strategies and efforts at non-profit organizations, is a certified life coach, and has helped to catalyze entrepreneurs to do good. She is driven to inspire people to align with their purpose and to make magic happen with their gifts.

Kimberly R. Daniel

Stephen is the president of the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) and creator and co-founder of DO GOOD X, a start-up accelerator for diverse Christian social entrepreneurs. He is an organizational change strategist and a leadership development specialist, focused on inspiring the next generation of faith-inspired leaders and entrepreneurs to live and work on purpose. In 2020, Stephen co-authored Another Way: Living and Leading Change on Purpose.

Stephen Lewis

More Praise for "A Way Out of No Way"

This new work by Stephen Lewis and Kimberly Daniel, “A Way Out of No Way,” is a guide those of us working in social entrepreneurship that many Christians have been looking for. Their underlying premise is: Christian innovation should, like Jesus, speak good news to the poor! Their hopeful message in the midst of overlapping crises is that we CAN create an alternative to the extractive, predatory, business as usual and help communities thrive using innovation.

The Rev. Cannon Rosa Lee Harden, Co-Founder, SOCAP Executive Producer, Faith+Finance