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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 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 problem in less than five minutes” – Albert Einstein Tonight, …

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 McDonald invited me to share some of my experiences at …

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 I wasn’t already acutely aware); type one, INTJ etc.  So …

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? The Art of Hosting teaches us that there are Four …