Connect 2 Update: Looking Back and Looking Forward

November 17, 2023

As promised, we wanted to provide people with information on our Summer Season Connect 2 program.

For new folks, our Connect 2 program randomly paired 2 Calvary folks together with the intention of connecting in ways that work for them (getting coffee, phone call, texts, lunch etc). Folks signed up to be a part of the program.

40 Calvary folks participated in our inaugural effort. 24 participants provided feedback on our recent survey.

Here’s what we learned:

  • All respondents thought the program should continue, with a number offering ideas/suggestions for improvement.

  • All but one person said they planned to stay in touch with their Connect 2 partner, even after the “formal” season had ended.

  • 75% of respondents indicated they would participate in another Connect 2 season. Those who said they wouldn’t felt their foreseeable busy lives would prevent them from connecting again.


Suggestions for improvement:

  • Consider gathering a bit more information so pairings can be more specific around location, interest and availability.

  • Provide more ideas and suggestions for specific pairing activities.


Next steps:

  • It’s very likely we’ll offer a new-and-improved Connect 2 in the spring.

  • Since connection and relationships continue to be very important in our Calvary community, we may explore other ways or approaches that could support that happening.


Thanks for your participation, interest and/or support. Please reach out to either of us with questions, ideas or suggestions

-Anne and Jim Comstock