“Our focus is on helping rather than learning”
To get unstuck, remember, we are trying to discover what God is inviting us into. Make sure your learning objective is clear. Make sure your experiment fits the Experiment Criteria.
“We aren’t sure why we are doing this”
To get unstuck, remember, this process requires you to learn by acting. Action Learning. We are trying to learn new ways to be the church by acting in new ways that are unfamiliar. We don’t know how these things will turn out and that makes us anxious.
“We can’t get anyone involved”
To get unstuck, invite people personally to do this with you. Don’t rely on announcements or someone else’s support.
“Our experiment is too complicated”
To get unstuck, remember, the goal is to take simple steps in a direction you feel God leading you. See if you can simplify and include more people.
“We feel like we need to start a program”
To get unstuck, know that the learning process is more important that the result. Culture changes by learning new habits and practices, not by starting new programs.
“Our focus is on doing the experiment well rather than on the people before us”
To get unstuck, know that the purpose of experimenting is to open up space and time to notice some new ways God might be showing up with people; it’s not about completing an activity perfectly or checking off the task