We were talking about the way organisations like UnitingCare NSW and Uniting Communities connects with congregations. Doug said ‘I think the future of ministry is more like community organising’
I couldn’t agree more. The idea that we run groups and programs for people is fading away.
Next week the Faith in Action Wednesday reading group is looking at “Civic Engagement and the Restoration of Community – Changing the Nature of the Conversation”.
This was the first text which really caught my attention around community ministry.
Written in 2007 by Peter Block you will find this text asks what will it take to create an alternative community? If your ministry is aligned with a community development approach then expect to enjoy the insights within this read!
And if you have the time join me and our colleagues over a coffee conversation.
Wednesday Reading Group
Our monthly reading group meets on 4th Wed afternoons. Over coffee we discuss the readings posted on this page.
Venue: Dear Daisy Cafe 66 Leah St Forestville 2-4pm.
No need to RSVP but we do expect that you have done your reading!