Positive Change for Congregations

by Susan Weber. Center for Congregations, 2011.

This article summarizes the experience of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations in teaching positive change processes to congregations through a one day event called Flourishing Congregations.


resource list; success stories; descriptions of Appreciative Inquiry, World Cafe, and Asset Mapping

Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Be inspired by stories of congregations who applied and benefited from using positive change techniques.
  • Brainstorm ways and scenarios to apply the techniques described.

About the Contributor

Wendy McCormick

Wendy McCormick is the Center for Congregations’ southwest Indiana director. She has an interest in congregational fundraising and stewardship, including planned giving.

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