The first phase of this research project is comprised of six consecutive Monday night meetings where all the Team members, from all three congregations, gather for a two-hour conversation. We completed our fourth session this past Monday. Next Monday we move to the third and final church building to meet for our final two Monday night sessions.
This has been a very good experience so far. I’ve been transcribing each session as they come, photographing any artifacts created during the session, and uploading everything to Dedoose. This way I won’t have an enormous pile of data to enter at the end, and I’ll be able to focus on the coding process. It is intense, but good.
The next two sessions are designed to allow the team to dream new possibilities for spiritual formation in the suburbs and to create a project that they can lead in their own context. I can’t wait to see what they cook up!