How to Try and Fast Futures

Lorenzo Lebrija, director of our US partners TryTank, a lab for church growth and innovation, has developed a fresh straightforward framework for experiments in new ministry based on research and interviews. With three clear steps, this framework can have a lasting impact on any church that uses it. You can even start innovating today, using this specific and actionable process within your church community.  

Hear Lorenzo in conversation with Jonathan Evens about How to Try: Design Thinking and Church Innovation at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8KL-q6VPnc

Then in October there are three opportunities to explore these themes with Lorenzo:

Fast Futures (online) - Wed, 13 October 2021, 19:00 – 20:30 BST. Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fast-futures-tickets-163532577341

Foresight is the ability to think effectively about how the future might be different, so you can prepare for anything, and start to make changes in your own life, in ministry, and in society, for the better. Fast Futures is a 90-minute, introductory-level learning experience that will teach you how to get started with your own creative foresight.

This course is for you if:

  • You’re curious about foresight, but don’t know anything about it yet!
  • You want to learn a few habits that can help you spot changes faster, so that you can act faster and adapt faster.
  • You’re excited to stretch your imagination.
  • You want to take away practical skills you can share with others, to help them think faithfully about the future more creatively and optimistically.

This course is taught by the Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija, the founding director of the TryTank Experimental Lab, a joint venture for innovation in the church from Virginia Theological Seminary and General Theological Seminary. He is also the author of the "How to Try” book from Church Publishing.

How to Try – Design thinking and Church Innovation - A workshop with Lorenzo Lebrija
Friday 15th October, 10am-1pm at St Luke’s Church, Aylsham Road, Norwich.

In this workshop we will be exploring a fresh straightforward framework for innovation and creativity in mission and ministry using insights from scripture and design thinking.

You will take away tools, templates and skills to share with others that will enable you to find God in the failures as well as the successes.

Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija, the founding director of the TryTank Experimental Lab, a joint venture for innovation in the church from Virginia Theological Seminary and General Theological Seminary.

This workshop is free and to book a place use this link

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-try-tickets-164342854903 

Fast Futures – Foresight and Ministry - A workshop with Lorenzo Lebrija
Friday 15th October, 2-4pm at St Luke’s Church, Aylsham Road, Norwich.

Foresight is the ability to think effectively about how the future might be different, so you can prepare for anything, and start to make changes in your own life, in ministry, and in society, for the better. This workshop will teach you how to get started with your own creative foresight, help you spot changes faster, so that you can act faster and adapt faster, stretch your imagination and give practical skills you can share with others, to help them think faithfully about the future more creatively.

This workshop is free – to book use this link

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fast-futures-foresight-and-ministry-tickets-164465022309