St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Cohasset, Mass
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Cohasset, Mass., is one of eight congregations participating in the Biblical Preaching Project within Luther Seminary's Vibrant Congregations Project grant.
According to the congregation's profile, St. Stephen's is a middle- to upper-class suburb, ethnically homogenous (Caucasian) and is a diverse parish when it comes to age and to theological outlook.
Here's an excerpt from their profile:
Challenge #2: The “Time” Challenge
Too much busyness and activity is a big issue in this ministry context: parents running kids to all sorts of activities, people working long hours. This challenge intersects with preaching when the preacher gives “homework”; that is, a specific task or practice for the coming week. The challenge is helping people reorder their priorities so that they have more time for the relationship with God, which, in the long run, will help them with the challenge as a whole.