Structuring the Church’s Future

What will the church be like in 2030? The protestant church Heidelberg has to deal with an increasing decline in people’s interest and dwindling numbers of church members. Three Design Thinking workshops supported them in understanding their future direction.

Opportunity

Where Are We Headed as a Church?

The church has always been in need to renew itself in order to meet changing needs. At the same time, we have to protect our values and interpret their priority for the people of the present.

– Beate Großklaus (Educational dean of the protestant church Heidelberg)
Approach

Changing the Present to Embrace the Future

Experience

When Openness Helps to Set the Path

What has helped me a lot were the methods of structuring, the different kinds of questions, and the openness of the communication between the SAP coaches and the participants of the workshop.

– Marlene Schwöbel-Hug (Dean of the protestant church Heidelberg)

Great design works best when we create it together

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