Toolkit

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Parish Life

Mutual Ministry Review Resources

Appreciative inquiry

https://www.centerforappreciativeinquiry.net/more-on-ai/what-is-appreciative-inquiry-ai/

Appreciative Inquiry is a process for facilitating positive change in human systems, e.g., organizations, groups, and communities. Every human system has something that works right–things that give it life when it is vital, effective, and successful. AI begins by identifying this positive core and connecting to it in ways that heighten energy, sharpen vision, and inspire action for change.

Living Compass Tools

https://www.livingcompass.org/

Outfitting individuals, families, congregations, and organizations with tools and training for the journey toward wellness and wholeness.

Renewal Works

http://renewalworks.org/

The RenewalWorks process helps churches (and the individuals in them) refocus on spiritual growth and identify ways that God is calling them to grow.

CAT: Congregational Assessment Tool

https://holycowconsulting.com/congregations/congregation-assessment-tool-cat/

Conversation Tools

  • Respectful Conversation – Kaleidoscope Institute: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c3631609772ae2563852818/t/5d2780613d10f200016344d8/1562869859015/KI+Toolbox+-+English+PDF.pdf
    • Guidelines for Respectful Conversation from Eric Law
      • R = take RESPONSIBILITY for what you say and feel without blaming others.
        E = use EMPATHETIC listening.
        S = be SENSITIVE to differences in communication styles.
        P = PONDER what you hear and feel before you speak.
        E = EXAMINE your own assumptions and perceptions.
        C = keep CONFIDENTIALITY.
        T = TRUST ambiguity because we are not here to debate who is right or wrong.
  • Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter: https://www.artofhosting.org/
    • A collection of methodologies for facilitating conversation in groups of all sizes, supported by principles that maximize collective intelligence, integrate and utilize diversity and transform conflict.
  • Fierce Conversations: https://fierceinc.com/

Local community assessment

Holy Currencies Healthy Congregations https://www.kscopeinstitute.org/holy-currencies-1

  • Holy Currencies is a holistic model for stewardship and congregational vitality, moving beyond “time, talent, and treasure” to create missional and sustainable ministries. This model with its processes, enables church leaders to understand, develop, and utilize five other kinds of currencies besides money that are essential for creating sustainable and missional ministries.

Rule of life

https://www.episcopalchurch.org/way-of-love/about-rules-of-life

Hallmarks of healthy congregation

http://diosohio.org/congregations/hallmarks-of-healthy-congregations/

Facilities