FAITHTECH LABS

Labs In Action

Join a FAITHTECH Labs Team.

Do you want to steward your tech, ministry, business, and creative skills to glorify God? You can get involved in projects that are already running, or become part of a team being formed for a new project. We’d love to have you on board!

Your first step is to check out the FAQs below and then click the button to fill out our volunteer on-boarding form.

Who do FAITHTECH Labs Projects Serve?

The Marginalised

Projects that serve those who are pushed to the margins economically, spritually and socially.

Local Church

Projects that serve the Hope of the World through our Church communities.

The Gospel

Projects that serve to get the good news of Jesus to a world that desperately needs to hear it.

Want to join a team?

What Does It Mean To Be Part Of Labs?

If you're interested in volunteering on a labs project,
you'll find all you need know right here!

Labs projects are where groups of people in the FaithTech Community come together to solve problems with tech. These problems are pitched to us by partners, or from right within our FaithTech community. 

 

Getting involved in a project is an opportunity for discipleship with those you’re working with, as well as being a part of kingdom-focused innovation to solve real-world problems. 

The best way to get involved is to get plugged into the FaithTech community:

  • If you’re in a city where FaithTech meet already, you can get involved there. Check out our community map to see if you’re near one.
  • Not near a community? Join one of our Global Meet-ups, or fill out our labs on-boarding form below to get connected. Geography is no limitation!
  • Our Communities host hackathons and sprints through the year, so you can also get involved in a Labs project through these events. Check our events page for more information. 

Our heart, at community and a global level is to equip our labs teams to succeed, and offer an environment where teams can learn and grow together. 

 

Practically the support resources we offer are:

 

  • The 7-step Labs Program – this is a collection of coaching, videos and materials which bring together our heart for discipleship and the best product development techniques Labs projects have used. This is being piloted during 2021. 
  • A growing community of Mentors – amazing people across tech, business and ministry. They are there to help and advise your team as you move through the development cycle. 
  • A funded tech stack – as your project gains traction, so will a need for a stack to support it. We will provide access to the resources you need (within our budget) to get your project to MVP. 
  • Online community: we have a lively slack community, where you can grab your own channel, get products tested, and tell the FaithTech world about your project! We also have “always open” virtual meeting spaces for you to use as a team when meeting in-person is not possible.

We do not see the Faith and Tech elements as separate. Each step of our labs program is founded on scripture, yet accessible for non-Christians who want to be part of something special.

 

We will explore our calling as disciples as we build kingdom-focussed products.

There are two main models for labs projects that you can get involved in:

  • Time Limited: these are event-type projects, which you will find through Hackathons, Innovation Sprint or 3-month accelerators. Here you know exactly when your involvement will end!
  • Community-Based: each of our communities has a number of projects, with passionate volunteers who want to see them progress, sometimes through several MVP iterations. However, involvement levels are up to each volunteer – you get to decide. 

Whether you commit to a 2 day hackathon, a 4 week Sprint, or spend 1 year with a community project team, you can know that you are contributing to kingdom tech innovation

Absolutely, this program is for people across tech, ministry, business, and charity. If you’re passionate to help design solutions to real-world problems, there’s a place for you.

 

Each team ideally has a mixture of skills to bring balance and momentum. This will often include a mix of developers, researchers, a project manager, and a designer. 

Great! Fill out the form and we’ll reach out, or connect you with your nearest FaithTech community.

Labs Project Impact:

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Bible Distributions Tracked Through ShareBibles
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Hits on a Suicide Prevention Website in One Month
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Messages of Hope Played to Loved Ones in Hospital