How to Try

Design Thinking and Church Innovation

Lorenzo Lebrija

Jul/2021, 128 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9781640653474



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What if tried and true methods from the corporate world could raise your ministry’s probability of success by a considerable margin?

Lorenzo Lebrija, director of 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.

Scripture is full of examples encouraging us to try new works in the name of God. This book gives the exact tools and templates for how to do just that, and to find God in the failures as well as the successes. 

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LORENZO LEBRIJA founded TryTank, the experimental Lab for church growth and innovation. He was the Chief Development Officer for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, and served as Pastor at St. John’s in San Bernardino and priest associate at St. Athanasius in Los Angeles. He earned his Master’s of Divinity at the General Theological Seminary, as well as an MBA from Florida International University. He has been a frequent speaker on development, community involvement, the arts, business strategy, and marketing.

“Church is obligated by the temporal necessity to innovate, think, revise, and revisit. In short, the church is obligated to be an organized entity that is constantly ‘trying’ new ideas. . . . This book comes out of a place of deep faith and commitment.”
— The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Dean and President, Virginia Theological Seminary
“Lorenzo’s process encouraged us to move from insights to innovations within our community and helped us overcome the invisible barriers that kept us from trying. His process is simple, thoughtful, and faithful; and it works.”
— Sean Steele, Vicar, St. Isidore Episcopal Church, Spring, Texas
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  • Innovation
  • creativity
  • problem-solving
  • development
  • business
  • non-profit

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