Memories, Hopes, and Conversations: Appreciative Inquiry, Missional Engagement, and Congregational Change

by Mark Lau Branson. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

This resource details the impact of Appreciative Inquiry and how to create congregational change as told through the story of First Presbyterian Church.


outlines, scripts, sample questions, theological framework

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Re-envision your congregation's future by integrating the Appreciative Inquiry process into your ministry to draw upon the experiences of members.
  • Learn from the experience of First Presbyterian Church and apply the practical outlines scripts, and sample questions.

About the Contributor

Susan Weber

Sue Weber is the director of the evaluation and communication project at the Center for Congregations. She has additional training in appreciative inquiry and is professionally certified as a group facilitator.

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