Group Processes that Facilitate Positive Change

Center for Congregations, 2016.

This article discusses four effective processes that leaders can use to take a positive approach toward non-technical issues in their congregation.


guidance for when to use Appreciative Inquiry, Asset Mapping, World Cafe and Open Space Technology; links to additional resources

Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Introduce congregational leaders to creative and asset-based ways to address ministry challenges and opportunities by sharing this article.
  • Identify situations where using the four strategies described might be helpful after reading this article.

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming was a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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