Lab

We collaborate to design and prototype the community and spiritual infrastructure of the future.

Lab

We collaborate to design and prototype the community and spiritual infrastructure of the future.

We prototype products and programs to address social isolation and spiritual longing. Our lab draws on ancient strategies for human connection and retools them for today’s world.


To do this effectively, we’re in constant conversation with leaders working in wildly different paradigms. Where else do a Bishop, a Buddhist farmer, and a bootcamp fitness instructor collaborate to create experiences of meaning and belonging?

We prototype products and programs to address social isolation and spiritual longing. Our lab draws on ancient strategies for human connection and retools them for today’s world.


To do this effectively, we’re in constant conversation with leaders working in wildly different paradigms. Where else do a Bishop, a Buddhist farmer, and a bootcamp fitness instructor collaborate to create experiences of meaning and belonging?

Liturgy Lab

Liturgy Lab

Liturgy Lab

Liturgy Lab

Liturgy Lab

The experience economy is booming. Brands everywhere want people to feel meaning, purpose, and connection – in stores, museums, music festivals, theme parks, and beyond. Meanwhile, church liturgists have spent millennia learning the craft of evoking these very experiences through the five senses.

Co-hosted with the Episcopal Bishop of Chicago, the Liturgy Lab brought liturgists and experience designers into the same room. This group of 18 leaders worked across paradigms for two days of broadening imagination, deepening understanding, and unleashing potential.

The experience economy is booming. Brands everywhere want people to feel meaning, purpose, and connection – in stores, museums, music festivals, theme parks, and beyond. Meanwhile, church liturgists have spent millennia learning the craft of evoking these very experiences through the five senses.

Co-hosted with the Episcopal Bishop of Chicago, the Liturgy Lab brought liturgists and experience designers into the same room. This group of 18 leaders worked across paradigms for two days of broadening imagination, deepening understanding, and unleashing potential.

Formation Project

Formation Project

Formation Project

Formation Project

Where do we go to become the people we are called to be? Incubated at the On Being Project, the Formation Project was a year-long pilot to explore how to design for spiritual deepening across identity and geography. It supported seekers in the pursuit of nothing less than transforming their hearts and way of being in the world.

Core to our design inquiry were the experiences of covenanted small groups, spiritual reflection practices, elders, and discernment. Inspired by Alcoholics Anonymous, monastic communities – especially Catholic Sisters – and the Young Presidents Association, the Formation Project has heightened our understanding of what is possible online and affirmed the necessary elements of formation.

Where do we go to become the people we are called to be? The Formation Project was a year-long pilot to explore how to design for spiritual deepening across identity and geography. It supported seekers in the pursuit of nothing less than transforming their hearts and way of being in the world.

Core to our design inquiry were the experiences of covenanted small groups, spiritual reflection practices, elders, and discernment. Inspired by Alcoholics Anonymous, monastic communities – especially Catholic Sisters – and the Young Presidents Association, the Formation Project has heightened our understanding of what is possible online and affirmed the necessary elements of formation.

‘How We Gather’ Community Innovators Gatherings

‘How We Gather’ Community Innovators Gatherings

‘How We Gather’ Community Innovators Gatherings

‘How We Gather’ Community Innovators Gatherings

Following hundreds of interviews with innovative communities since 2014, our gatherings convened leaders to learn from one another and wisdom teachers, reconnect to their purpose, and explore collaboration. 

As a result of these gatherings – which convened leaders of CrossFit gyms, maker spaces, dinner churches, and everything in between – we’ve gained remarkable relationships and crucial insights into the emerging future of community life and meaning-making.

Your can read more about our gatherings in this insights report.

Following hundreds of interviews with innovative communities since 2014, our gatherings convened leaders to learn from one another and wisdom teachers, reconnect to their purpose, and explore collaboration. 

As a result of these gatherings – which convened leaders of CrossFit gyms, maker spaces, dinner churches, and everything in between – we’ve gained crucial insights into the emerging future of community life and meaning-making. 

Your can read more about our gatherings in this insights report.

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