Lilly Endowment, Inc

S4 Program (Sustainable Solutions for Sacred Sites)

We Help You to Restore and Revive Your Sacred Real Estate

Sustainable Solutions for Sacred Sites (2021-2025) is a five-year Lilly Endowment funded program to produce sustainable solutions to the persistent concerns of congregations about their buildings. We turn a problem into a possibility by teaching and learning with imagination and experience.

Work Rendered

⦿ Nonprofit Brand Strategy & Branding

⦿ Logo Design

⦿ Website Design and Development

⦿ Custom CMS Development

S4 Program (Sustainable Solutions for Sacred Sites)
The Brief

Congregational Learning Process (CLP)

Drawing on insights from religious leaders and knowledgeable church consultants, the CLP will create learning communities for both pastoral and lay leaders. Working directly with groups of congregations to guide congregations through a carefully designed learning process, this includes trainings, guidance, and - above all - community.

The CLP will show congregations that they are not alone in these struggles, but actually facing a common set of problems and opportunities. We involve the community themselves in the solutions rather than outsiders coming in with solutions.

This community can help congregations find the direction and motivation needed to engage optimistically in adaptive reuses of their sacred spaces. Through the CLP, congregations will gain clarity about their own values and mission, and learn how to adapt their ministries to their changing contexts, while drawing on practices from their theological and ecclesial traditions.

● Four targeted trainings over two years (2022-2023) designed for your needs, delivered by experts from Partners for Sacred Spaces & Bricks and Mortals

● Final Convening of All National Cohort Members in 2024

● A Local Coach Offering On-Going Education and Support

● Technical Assistance on Projects to Adapt Your Space

● Connect Your Congregation to Experts and Training

● 3-5 Clergy and Lay Leadership to Attend All Training Sessions


Our client needed a website that can educate the visitors about the CLP program and receive applications from 5 selected cities to help and educate churches’ understanding of what they have as assets rather than hindrances, and produce sustainable solutions to the persistent concerns of congregations about their buildings as phase 1. The client also asked to create branding that's slightly different from Bricks and Mortals to distinguish S4program from Bricks and Mortals but similar enough that S4 program is derived from them.


Our team created the logo, the icons for each selected city and consistent branding throughout the website. The landing page has all the information the visitor needs to know about the Congregational Learning Process (CLP) program and leads the visitor to easily apply for the program. The website was built with custom yet extensive CMS (Content Management System) for 3 main content heavy pages: Thought Leadership, Research, and Resources. The website is fully responsive for all devices. You can check out the website by clicking "View Live Website" above.