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12 Key Principles for Creating Healthy Community Change (Part 1)

I’ve been playing again this week with the 12 Key Principles for Creating Healthy Community Change which is a resource put together by Nancy Margulies and Margaret Wheatley. The resource comes in the form of a DVD, poster and a series of cards. I particularly like the cards because they …

The ‘Its Working Well’ Tour

It is a simple idea really.  Focus your attention on that which his working well. But when did you last put yourself in front of someone else’s ministry and find yourself interested even delighted in what was before you?  Make 2017 the year that you visited “that which is working …

Free market and population health – FiA this Friday (Peter)

This coming Friday is book club at Faith in Action.  We are reading An Other Kingdom (see previous post for details).  The text is based on the premise that we need to replace the consumer market, contractual relationships with an alternative covenantal relationships).  While we should criticise the excesses of …

We aren’t racist but… (Notes from May Friday Group)

Last Friday FiA had ten participants explore the topic of racism – working with groups congregations who are unable to see how their prejudice impacts on community.  Complex issues like racism, ageism or sexism have many layers at work.  Our workshop used the Integral Framework as tool for identifying / describing …

The Meeting Place

I met today with leaders of Aberfoyle Park Baptist Churches’ newest venture called “The Meeting Place”. This venture was inspired by a desire to put Asset Based Community Development into action. And it gets some stuff really right in my opinion. At its center it is a mini-café space from …

Memories of Maughan Video

Members of the community came together on Sunday 15 May 2016 for the final worship service at the Maughan Uniting Church on Franklin Street, Adelaide, where they had a chance to relive its history in this compilation of photographs and videos from the Uniting Communities archive.

Closing of Maughan Church – And the best is yet to be

I was invited by the Moderator to say a few words before we watch the video Uniting Communities prepared for the closing of Maughan church building.  The link to the Memories of Maughan video is at the bottom.  We live in a time where joining organisations is in decline.  This …