Positive Change for Congregations: A Southeast Luncheon Series

SWCongregational leaders and members are invited to this luncheon series on positive change resources. Looking at strengths, using affirmative language and focusing on assets can make a difference in congregations. Whether discussing major issues, planning a large gathering or simply handling the daily operations of a faith community, the benefits of using positive change processes can have lasting impact for congregations.

The luncheons are facilitated by Center staffer Susan Weber, who has trained in Appreciative Inquiry, researched a variety of positive change resources and leads the Center’s Flourishing Congregations gatherings, which focus on positive change.

Pick the luncheon you would like to attend or register for all three. The cost is $10 per person for each session. This includes lunch, a book on the topic and plenty of time for conversation about positive change resources and how they can work in your congregation. All three sessions are at Peter's Switch Church of the Nazarene,
9528 N County Road 760 E, Seymour.

Asking Positive Questions: Creating a Culture of Inquiry, February 8, 2013
Weber will discuss and demonstrate how good question-asking invites rich conversation, which can generate innovation, new knowledge and foster a culture of continuous learning. Participants will learn how asking questions can invite new thinking, foster imagination, facilitate belonging and generate hope within a congregation. They will explore the five kinds of questions for navigating complex challenges and discover how questions can honor and tap into the collective wisdom that already exists in the congregation. Those in attendance receive a copy of The Art of Powerful Questions: Catalyzing Insight, Innovation, and Action by Juanita Brown, David Isaacs and Eric Vogt.

Appreciative Inquiry: Discovering What Gives Life in Your Congregation, March 8, 2013
Participants will explore the Appreciative Inquiry process, the 4-D cycle, and the many applications in the congregation setting. This session looks at Appreciative Inquiry’s distinctive process that focuses on the hopes, strengths and goodness already present in the congregation and how to leverage these positive attributes into the future. Registrants will receive a copy of The Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry by Susan Annis Hammond

Asset Mapping in the Congregation: Seeing the Cup More than Half Full, April 12, 2013
Weber shares with participants the three-step process of Asset Mapping through hands-on experience. Participants will explore how Asset Mapping leads to innovative thinking around utilizing a congregation’s broad range of assets and the various applications of Asset Mapping in the congregation setting. Those in attendance receive a copy of The Power of Asset Mapping: How Your Congregation Can Act on Its Gifts by Luther Snow.

These luncheon workshops are limited to Indiana congregations. This workshop series is also being presented in Evansville. Click here to see Evansville dates, location and on-line registration.

Events: 
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02/8/2013 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM EST Peter's Switch Church of the Nazarene, 9528 N County Road 760 E, Seymour IN SE Region Add to your calendar
03/8/2013 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM EST Peter's Switch Church of the Nazarene, 9528 N County Road 760 E, Seymour IN SE Region Add to your calendar
04/12/2013 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM EDT Peter's Switch Church of the Nazarene, 9528 N County Road 760 E, Seymour IN SE Region Add to your calendar