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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 …

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 …

ROS – Mission and Ministry Network – Part 2 (Peter)

Mission and Ministry Network and the Four Marks of the Church (Rescuing Our Soul Conference – Part 2 of 3) In my first year at Uniting Communities I was fortunate to be introduced to Rev Dr Les Underwood who was appointed to a ministry role at UnitingCare Wesley Port Adelaide.  Unbeknownst …

Integral Framework

Integral Framework (Ken Wilbur) The Integral Framework works as a guiding principle for conversations around complex, multi-faceted issues.  It helps us to consider every angle of a wicked problem as it applies to us as individuals, groups, as well as how it is impacted by culture and public policy. Using …

Principle Based Learning

Some people carbon copy what worked for others into their own setting. But most of us recognise that each place is unique so this leads us away from replicating our own work or copying from others.  So if this is the case then what are we looking for when we …

Landing (Groan Zone 3)

When you get together a group (like an elders meeting or a congregational meeting) there is a natural three stage movement which occurs.  It is worth paying notice to this and work with it and not against it.  The third movement is called landing. We started by expanding our thinking. …

Expanding the Options (Groan Zone 1)

When you get together a group (like an elders meeting or a congregational meeting) there is a natural three stage movement which occurs.  It is worth paying notice to this and work with it and not against it.  The first movement is called expanding the options. The first phase is …

Beginners Guide to Fish Bowl

Setup three chairs in front of the group Inviting people to make a pitch for what needs to be changed (consider pre prepared) Pitcher makes her contribution then sits centrally People are invited to come to take a seat at the front  and comment and criticise. The pitcher stays quiet …