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The movement toward self managing teams

I’m listening in to a conversation between UnitingCare West and Corporate Rebels who were unpacking Self Managing Teams. Here is the top eight movements in the move toward Self Managing Teams. 1. Move away from profit and toward purpose and values 2. Moving away from hierachial pyramid toward of teams …

ABCD Workshop Urban Mission Network

Asset Based Community Development Aug 2018 Head Heart and Hands (internal) – Two local UCA cong and Head Heart and Hands What can you contribute? Not what is wrong! = Individual Asset Mapping Colleen the Tea Pot (external) – warm relationship bridge – church known for making the connection = Connecting …

12 Key Principles for Creating Healthy Community Change (Part 1)

I’ve been playing again this week with the 12 Key Principles for Creating Healthy Community Change which is a resource put together by Nancy Margulies and Margaret Wheatley. The resource comes in the form of a DVD, poster and a series of cards. I particularly like the cards because they …

The ‘Its Working Well’ Tour

It is a simple idea really.  Focus your attention on that which his working well. But when did you last put yourself in front of someone else’s ministry and find yourself interested even delighted in what was before you?  Make 2017 the year that you visited “that which is working …

Free market and population health – FiA this Friday (Peter)

This coming Friday is book club at Faith in Action.  We are reading An Other Kingdom (see previous post for details).  The text is based on the premise that we need to replace the consumer market, contractual relationships with an alternative covenantal relationships).  While we should criticise the excesses of …

We aren’t racist but… (Notes from May Friday Group)

Last Friday FiA had ten participants explore the topic of racism – working with groups congregations who are unable to see how their prejudice impacts on community.  Complex issues like racism, ageism or sexism have many layers at work.  Our workshop used the Integral Framework as tool for identifying / describing …

congregations doing community and codesign

When visiting  Surrender earlier this year I had the opportunity to listen to a range of speakers including  who was speaking about love and its impact on community. The question Joanna asked us to consider “How might we work with rather than for a community”. Joanna was challenging us to think …