Category Archives: Helpful Tools

Trust the process and trust the Spirit… and who knows where it might lead!

I’ve been framing up a series of lectures with my Faith in Action colleague Peter McDonald over recent weeks and one thing he has been reflecting on quite a bit is how group processes can be used to help us … Continue reading

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Different ways people best engage with Community Development

When seeking to engage with our local communities using an asset based approach it is often very helpful to first apply that strength based lens to our congregations.  Asking powerful questions to draw out what assets, passions and gifts we … Continue reading

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The Art of Powerful Questions

“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the … Continue reading

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Opening the Space

It was a pleasure this week to be able to share my passion and discoveries in community work with three different groups of people who are also curious about the best way to do this. My co-explorer and mentor Peter … Continue reading

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The Power of the Circle

Personally I am someone who likes to be (or at least feel) in control.  All of the personality testing I have done during my Ordination process and my time with the Arrow International Leadership School have taught me this (if … Continue reading

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The Four Fold Practice of Hosting

What would it mean for your Church to host your community? To receive them with open arms and welcome them into our spaces and conversations and fellowship? What would it mean to allow our communities to be places of hosting? … Continue reading

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