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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 …

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 …

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 …

Baptist Care Cert 4

I have been with Joanna at Baptist Care for two days this week.  Where we held a ABCD workshop for students, clergy and lay people as part of their certificate course in pastoral care.  It was the first time Joanna and I have done two consecutive days together. We started …

Launch of Unstuck

Remember what it feels like to be so listened too that a weight lifts from your shoulders and a new view emerges? Unstuck is a case study experience which provides a space to explore their ministry roles and settings. This is a chance for you to draw from a collaborative …

Back to Basics

My sporting coach always reminds me – in my current role as a kids sports coach – that we should always return to the basics.  That high class performance is always built on a set of skills which we should return to and pattern over and over our basics as well as hone …

Beyond Violence

It is a real pleasure be part of a prevantative violence project called Beyond Violence.  Espeically when we hear near weekly of an Australian family being profoundly damaged by violence at home. At Faith in Action we accepted the invitation to collaborate with Dr Deidre Palmer (Moderator of the Uniting Church in …