Each member of your congregation or community is fearfully and wonderfully made, and every challenge you face together is commensurately complex. How can you gain a deep understanding of the needs and stories of these diverse humans around you—and use that understanding to seek spirit-led solutions to the multilayered problems that arise in your community?
Come join us as we dive deep beneath the surface, exploring the art of human-centered design for faithful application in our uniquely challenging ministry environments. Together, we’ll walk through techniques for discerning people’s needs, fostering empathy, igniting creative problem-solving, and embracing an iterative design process. These compelling and expertly guided modules provide practical exercises and real-world examples meticulously tailored to a faith community setting. You’ll be equipped to use human-centered design principles to faithfully build your own implementation plan for creating change or addressing a challenge in your setting!
What You’ll Learn
- Understand the Individual and the Group: Practice techniques for gathering insights from the diverse and unique people within your congregation.
- Cultivate Empathy: Develop a discerning and empathetic mindset that deeply hears the needs and challenges of the community.
- Foster Creative Problem-Solving: Learn to approach challenges from various angles and develop solutions that blend tradition and innovation.
- Navigate Faith-Based Challenges: Combine discernment and critical thinking to tackle the obstacles faced in faith and ministry environments.
- Implement Iterative Design: Embrace continuous improvement by gathering feedback, refining your ideas, and creating impactful changes.
- Enhance Community Impact: Design complex, people-centered initiatives that address real needs and resonate beyond the church walls.