The World Cafe: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter

by Juanita Brown, David Isaacs. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2005.


This book provides congregations with a way to create a culture of conversation based off a process called the World Cafe.


reflection questions, instructions on how to host a World Cafe, examples of how leaders are using this process in the real world

Recommended Audience

Christian or Jewish clergy, lay leader


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Tackle issues through conversations by utilizing the World Cafe process.
  • Increase collaboration to resolve conflict and achieve congregation goals by studying this book with a leadership team.

About the Contributor

Beth Booram

Beth Booram is the co-founder and director of Fall Creek Abbey, an urban retreat center in Indianapolis dedicated to “renewing the contemplative spirit.” In addition, she is a trained spiritual director and author of several books including When Faith Becomes Sight. Beth worked for five years on contract as a resource consultant with the Center for Congregations. 


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