Innovate in your context
Action learning experiments are learning tools -- they are a way for us learn by doing and behave our way into some new thinking.
Here are some examples of action learning experiments you might want to try in your ministry context:
Go to a summer neighborhood event, like a county fair or farmers market gathering, and set up a table with your church’s name displayed and bunch of strips of cloth on the table. Invite people to write down prayers they have on the strips of cloth and hang them on a display.
Sit on the Front Lawn
See a Baseball Game
Are their children in your parish or in your neighborhood who are engaged in a sport, music or art activity over the summer. Consider going to one of their games, recitals, or shows to show an interest in what they are doing. When you go, ask what God might be doing in the lives of all the people gathered there.
Eat with your neighbor
Practice engaging your neighbors by borrowing something from them. Could be a lawn tool, a cup of milk, or something else.
This will put you in a place where you are vulnerable with your neighbors, allowing them to serve you.
Hang Out in a New Place
Maybe there was a place that you noticed when listening to your neighborhood that you’re not as familiar with. Consider planning to spend 30 minutes there several different times over the course of the summer. Who is there? What are they doing? How do you sense God’s presence?