Christians in Practice?
The project's evolved. Here's where we are now.
Early in the project we encouraged church leaders and ministers to sign up to take part in our research. From amongst those of you who got in touch early, some really valuable group interviews and case studies emerged - stories that had the power to refine and reshape the project. If you're one of the indivdiuals or groups that took part - you'll know who you are: thank you.
Downstream of that initial scoping, the shape of the project has indeed changed. We are now looking to engage churches in a different way. We've gone from picking up some of the most committed and cutting edge communities, to working across the board with the widest variety of churches.
That means we now want to learn from a random sample of churches in our two partner dioceses, Lichfield, and Birmingham. We will ask those churches to take part in a one-off congregational survey, and in some cases, to nominate individuals for interview.
Following our early work, we've simplified our congregational questionnaire, and refined our interview template. We're looking to be in touch with those churches that have been sampled early in the New Year.