The Rev. Seth Richardson, Director of the Telos Lab for Congregational Discovery, shares how the Telos Lab emerged; the custom research process he walks through with churches; and how curiosity can close the reality gap in a ministry context.



On the first half of the podcast, we discuss:

  • The birth of the Telos Lab in Seth’s heart and mind
  • How the Telos Lab furthers the Telos Collective’s vision and values
  • Why pastors and leaders need the Telos Lab
  • The role curiosity plays in the process
  • Outcomes partnering churches can expect
The Telos Lab helps people become conscious of what's real, begin to listen to each other and the Spirit, and make ways forward.

On the second half of the podcast, the conversation turns to:

  • What is the “reality gap”?
  • The role of custom research and qualitative data
  • What happens when teams go through this process together
  • The beauty of gospel experiments
The ministry leader will have a fresh imagination and concrete plan for what a faithful next step looks like.

Resources Mentioned

Lab Director Seth Richardson

The Telos Lab for Congregational Discovery

FREE Church Diagnostic Tool: “4 Questions to Develop Holy Curiosity and Cultivate New Life in Your Congregation.”

Life in the Spirit: 2021 Intersection Conference

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