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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 …

Fly Bird Fly

Art allows me to express my emotions, what I am feeling.  Art is family.  It brings people together, you find hidden treasures – Tina, Westcare Artist and Mum I spent some time recent in the Fly Bird Fly Studio next to Baptist Care’s WestCare Centre. Fly Bird Fly is a …

Advent, Community and #IllRideWithYou

At risk of being accused of jumping on the bandwagon I couldn’t give up the opportunity to celebrate the beautiful example of community that was expressed in the “I’ll Ride With You” hashtag last night. My heart truly soared. Yesterday many of our neighbours would have had due reason to …

The power of letting those in need LEAD!

The area surrounding the Marion Church of Christ has a higher than average Indigenous population for an inner-suburban area in Adelaide. One of the challenges articulated but a large number of our indigenous neighbours was ensuring that their children had the support they needed to flourish in life.  Many of …

Marina’s Story- When limitations become opportunities

    Recently I have been meeting with a small collective of passionate Asset Based Community Development Practitioners from World Vision, Compassion, TEAR Australia, Uniting Communities, Tabor College and the Churches of Christ in SA & NT. One of the purposes of this gathering has been to get some of …

Colleen – The world’s largest tea pot

Recently I have been meeting with a small collective of passionate Asset Based Community Development Practitioners from World Vision, Compassion, TEAR Australia, Uniting Communities, Tabor College and the Churches of Christ in SA & NT. One of the purposes of this gathering has been to get some of the stories …

Community Champions

Congratulations to my friend Kevin Cassanego winner of the Bank of I.D.E.A.S, “Global Community Builder Giraffe Award”. This Award honours people who have taken risk, stepped up and “Stuck out their heads, and made a difference at the community level”. Kevin (and the Lighthouse Church and the Illawarra Community in …

In Memory of One of Our Community Gardeners

It takes a community of people to find and reclaim isolated people.  I was reminded of that this week with the tragic passing of one of our Community Gardeners.  But rather than telling you about his death; of our little band of gardeners who are in mourning and who have …