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Finding Solutions through Positive Deviance
Curator Tim Shapiro
Appreciative Inquiry
Curator Susan Weber
Congregational Leadership Development
Curator Kate White
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Curator the CRG Team
Appreciative Leadership: Focus on What Works to Drive Winning Performance and Build a Thriving Organization
This resource explores the five core strategies of Appreciative Leadership and contains questions for the reader to reflect on their own leadership style.
Positive Change for Congregations
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.
Group Processes that Facilitate Positive Change
This article discusses four effective processes that leaders can use to take a positive approach toward non-technical issues in their congregation.
The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: A Practical Guide to Positive Change
Written by nationally-recognized experts on the Appreciative Inquiry process, this book details the various ways Appreciative Inquiry can be used successfully.
Interim Ministry: Positive Change in Times of Transition
This resource offers a comprehensive review of interim ministry, and includes strategies and actions interim pastors can take to lead congregations through change.
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The Practical Implementation of Appreciative Inquiry

In recent years, many congregations have asked about the use of Appreciative Inquiry (AI).

Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry is the process of identifying, considering and leveraging strengths. It is inclusive, engaging the entire congregation, in asking important questions such as, “what gives life to our congregation when it functions at its best?”

Implementing AI

Many pastors and congregational leaders have asked us about the practical implementation of this process. How is it used, where do you start and what is my role?

Here are some important things to consider:

The Center for Congregations, through the CRG, recommends many resources on Appreciative Inquiry and positive change to help you get started. As always, we stand ready to answer your questions.

Memories, Hopes, and Conversations: Appreciative Inquiry, Missional Engagement, and Congregational Change
This resource details the impact of Appreciative Inquiry and how to create congregational change as told through the story of First Presbyterian Church.
The Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry
This guide is an accessible question guide designed for group facilitators looking to change the way people think about change through Appreciative Inquiry.
The Power of Asset Mapping: How Your Congregation Can Act on Its Gifts
Divided into three sections, this book will help congregations discover their assets --- whether it be physical, talent or economic --- and prepare leaders for how to utilize such assets.
Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection
This book offers stories and key strategies for conversation skills and meaningful human connection beyond digital devices.
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