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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 …

Dealing with difficult topics in meetings

We all have had the experience of the nightmare council meeting where a difficult topic leaves people with  divergent and entrenched views. Members leave tired and despondent.  Sometimes we need another way of bringing people together around challenging topics. Introduction to Hosting for Christian Communities is a one day workshop which will expand your options for convening …

Graeme McKerracher at FiA

The US is infamous for their bitter debates about abortion.  But did you also know that there are a group of churches –  evangelical, conservative and progressive,  catholic and protestant – all who have joined with non church social service agencies to reduce the rate of teenage pregnancies? I’m looking …

May workshop – Collective Impact

In May Faith in Action continues our workshops which focus on the skills and attitude of ABCD informed leadership. Friday May 23 we are hosting will explore Collective Impact with Graham McKerracher from Community Centres SA. Collective Impact assumes all organisations including churches have something to contribute to the community. Come along and hear how …

road to recovery

Since the late 1960s the whole church has been confronted by its misuse of power against women and children.  Horrific stories of the abuse of children drawn to the attention of clergy who did not respond has been all too often common place.  Former institutions established to care for those …

A Beginners Guide

Peter Kenyon is a master teller of stories of  organisations and communities who have reframed their world from deficits to community strengths. A Beginners Guide to ABCD is our annual workshop which opens up the practice of community development for churches. Peter provided substantial input using stories to illustrate the …

theory u and dv

Using ABCD to respond to Domestic Violence and other complex community  (Jan 2014) We began with an  introduction and then discussed the questions and assumptions we had of domestic violence.  The italic headings refer to a prototyping tool we used for the day called Theory U.   Download How do we …

Top Three ABCD reads for 2014

Which will be the top three reads for Asset Based Community Development in 2014 Faith in Action workshops? Joanna has a marvellous reading list…. (marvellously exhaustive) and I have a marvellously short attention span – so I convinced Joanna that we should choose the best three reads we can find. Here …

What is this all about?

For our final FiA gathering we visited Clayton Wesley UCA Norwood with Paul Turley (Friday 22nd November 2013). We had 20 participants, ten of whom were joining us for the first time. Purpose Faith in Action is a monthly group which tests the limits of Assets Based Community Development for …