The FaithX Project is pleased to announce that we have been selected by TryTank Experimental Lab as Experiment Manager to develop the proof of concept for Episcopal Pulse, a project the purpose of which will be to put a proverbial “finger on the pulse” of the Episcopal Church on a regular basis through brief one- or two-question survey that respondents will be able to complete in under a minute (or maybe two if they want to give it extra thought).
The experiment, which will take place over several months, starting in July of this year and continuing into the first half of 2022, will have three major components:
- Selecting appropriate technology to host Episcopal Pulse polling.
- Recruiting an advisory committee to assist us identifying critical questions for our regular pulse polls.
- Implementation through pilot testing, then scaling Episcopal Pulse to full implementation.
We are currently in discussions with TryTank about timetables, milestones and delivery dates, and other organization issues. But we hope to have the project rolling along within the next several weeks, and we will provide updates on the project as they emerge (watch this space).
Meanwhile, if you’d like volunteer to be a one of the Episcopal Pulse’s regular survey respondents (we will ultimately need several hundred of them), please contact the Rev. Ken Howard, executive director of FaithX, at [email protected].
TryTank Experimental Laboratory for Church Growth and Innovation is a joint project between Virginia Theological Seminary and the General Theological Seminary. TryTank offers inventive approaches to the challenges facing the Episcopal Church. Working in partnership across the Episcopal Church, including with organizations like FaithX, TryTank works to understand the forces threatening the church in order to identify creative ways to equip future leaders to reinvigorate the church.
The FaithX Project focuses on ways to turn those threats into opportunities.