The Congregations Project of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music is an ecumenical initiative dedicated to creating a network of dynamic faith communities committed to strong ministries in music, worship, and the arts.

Yale brings three leaders from selected congregations to New Haven for a week-long summer seminar, where they meet with other pastors, musicians, lay leaders, ISM students, and faculty to explore the theme’s implications for the larger Church. Participating congregations develop a project or share current work that is both generative for the congregation and inspiring for other faith communities.