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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 …

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 …

The good and the ugly of Appreciative Inquiry.

Our Edwardstown Project is in an interesting/challenging/exciting space presently.  Having educated and inspired the members of the church to embrace an asset based approach to their community engagement we have inquired-of and got-to-know the local community using techniques like World Cafe and asking good questions around an election day BBQ. …

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 …

Let’s talk about FAILURE

I’m currently in rainy Melbourne having just shared at the Surrender Conference. I was given the privilege to lead three sessions at the conference and then to share about the conference on ABC radio tonight (tune in to Sunday nights with John Cleary to hear my tired voice) So what …

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 …