Category Archives: Good Stories

Advent, Community and #IllRideWithYou

At risk of being accused of jumping on the bandwagon I couldn’t give up the opportunity to celebrate the beautiful example of community that was expressed in the “I’ll Ride With You” hashtag last night. My heart truly soared. Yesterday … Continue reading

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Community Strengths and Weaknesses- two sides of the same coin?

Yesterday I had a lovely drive through the Adelaide Hills to visit the leaders of the Baptist Church at Gumeracha.  So far this would have to be the prettiest Baptist Church I have visited particularly as I found it yesterday; … Continue reading

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Celebrating strength in recovery at Clovercrest Baptist Church

The following is a story from The Recovery Community at Clovercrest Baptist Church shared with me by Suz Foley. Suz says… Celebrating recovery is not meant to be a course we do or a programme we run. It’s joy in … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Intoxicated Migration (a story of walking alongside)

This story of walking alongside comes from my friend Ben Clark who works for TEAR Australia.   In many parts of Nepal, June to August are known as “Hungry Months”. No matter how hard families farm their land they run out … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Community Champions

Originally posted on ABCD Illawarra:
Community Champions I attended a local Council’s Community Strategic Plan review the other week. Each of us were allocated to work on a particular theme and lucky me, I got Community! At my table were…

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In Memory of One of Our Community Gardeners

It takes a community of people to find and reclaim isolated people.  I was reminded of that this week with the tragic passing of one of our Community Gardeners.  But rather than telling you about his death; of our little … Continue reading

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Why would a Church with a working community program want to change it?

Tonight I will spend some time by the sea.   St Andrew’s by the Sea is a Uniting Church congregation in Glenelg and I have been asked to facilitate a conversation with them tonight around re-framing their community ministry. St … Continue reading

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