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Clayton UCA and Peter Kenyon

Uniting Communities and Clayton UCA have created Spire Community and today we dig a bit deeper into what God might be calling us to consider what might happen next.  Within Spire we have Hope’s Cafe A Community Garden and Jesus was a Refugee advocacy campaign. Look forward to keeping you in …

Jim Diers and Story Telling

We have provided ambulances at the bottom of the cliff.  It is the communities job to build the fence at the top.  Today Joanna and I are in Melbourne with Jim Diers hosted by the VicTas Synod. I’ve heard from Jim previously and when I realised he was back in …

Caro Mader UniSA and ABCD

I’m sitting in a lecture listening to Caro Mader (Adelaide Council and Grass Roots Consulting) about assets based community development.  Caro has offered us examples of asset mapping. Peter Kenyon and others examples have gone across the screen. The class is looking at them off the ppt.  I like a …

Peter Kenyon with Church of Christ in Adelaide

If you have been keen to hear  the story about Assets Based Community Development but the diary hasn’t lined up – we have some good news. Peter is running a workshop for Churches of Christ this Wednesday evening.  The workshop is open for all to attend. Details Wednesday 30th 7.30pm Edwardstown …

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 …

Jan/Feb workshop update

Jan – Using ABCD to respond to Domestic Violence and other complex community issues ABCD offers congregations a way of thinking about how it might respond to concerns in the community.  For this workshop we will apply ABCD to the issue of domestic violence – due to its prevalence in the …

When a congregation isn’t the centre

After being provided a guided tour of the physical and intellectual space of Clayton Wesley Uniting Church by our host Paul Turley our group discussed what was happening at the site. Many observations were made about Clayton and its many groups including the “Goodies” Op Shop, Adelaide East assistance, a …

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 …

Unity – Church Gay Lesbian Group Friday eve meal

A few weeks ago I was the invited speaker to Unity (a group for Christian GLBTI people and their friends).   I was warmly received and after dinner my good friend Paul Marsh who interviewed me around the topic “Church or Agency – Who is really on the edge?”  We discussed …

Open Space Exercise for National Urban Mission Network Conference

Wednesday afternoon Workshop:  Asset Based Community Development and Open Space Methodology I was invited by Dean Eland provided to host community development tools in two of the three afternoon sessions.  My aim was to provide practitioners with an enjoyable Open Space experience provide practitioners with an opportunity to discuss the …