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This Time Tomorrow

What is This Time Tomorrow (TTT)?

TTT is an interview run as part of your Sunday service, giving different people the opportunity to share where they’ll be on Monday, what opportunities they have to be fruitful there, and the challenges they face.

The aim is to help your church see that God cares about every part of our lives, not just what happens in church; to encourage the interviewees that God is working through them in all their ordinary tasks; and to help form a church culture focused on how we live out our faith in God’s world.

In 2020, TTT was a key part of the Diocese of London’s Ambassadors project – here’s what they had to say about it.

How does it work?

TTT is super easy to start and run! Once a month (or more often), during a normal worship service, the leader interviews a member of the congregation for two minutes, asking these questions:

  • Where will you be this time tomorrow?
  • What do you do there?
  • What are your challenges and joys?
  • How can we pray for you?

The interviewees don’t need to be high-flying professionals. It’s usually best to start with people doing ordinary work in ordinary places. Make sure you include people whose daily occupation isn’t paid, such as stay-at-home parents, volunteers, or retirees.

Why is TTT so powerful?

  • It acknowledges, affirms, and honours the interviewee. It tells them that what they do every day is important to the leader, the church, and important to God. It makes the ordinary person the hero – you can tell a church’s culture by its heroes.
  • As it becomes an embedded practice, the whole congregation recognises that ordinary Christians doing ordinary things are valuable to God. These stories and prayer requests become part of the culture.
  • It creates new conversations. It gives people who didn’t know the interviewee an easy way to talk to them, and perhaps to share similar challenges, insight, or encouragement.
  • It doesn’t just trigger new conversations – it triggers a new kind of conversation. Issues that are often considered to be off the spiritual agenda – work, futility, failure, success, relationships, mission in daily life – are validated as legitimate topics for conversation and prayer.

How can I develop TTT further?

Let it flow out into your congregation! Task people in your church to interview one another, send in selfies from their frontlines, or even film themselves there.