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What is appreciative inquiry?

Appreciate Inquiry (AI) is an inquiry-based process of leveraging a congregation’s strengths rather than its weaknesses to imagine and create a vibrant future. AI works well with other asset-based processes, such as World Café and Asset Mapping. AI has four phases and begins by asking the question “What gives life to our congregation when it functions at its best?”

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Getting started with AI

The process usually starts with a small committee that studies Appreciative Inquiry. Then they should ask:

  1. Why do we want to use Appreciative Inquiry?
  2. Who would be involved with the process?
  3. What other processes have we tried in the past?  What was our experience and how did it impact the congregation?
 
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June 21, 2016

Appreciative Inquiry

Congregational Vitality

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September 11, 2017

The Practical Implementation of Appreciative Inquiry

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August 25, 2016

Your Congregation is Not in Decline

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This national best-selling book is consultant Sue Hammond’s journey into organizational change...

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An excellent resource for Catholic parishes and organizations interested in learning about and...

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Mark Lau Branson, associate professor of ministry of the laity at Fuller Theological Seminary,...

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Drawing on a diverse group of organizations and settings, the authors, who are nationally known...

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Practitioners and facilitators with a working knowledge of Appreciative Inquiry will find this...

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All congregations have issues that need addressed and often leaders who attempt to address them...

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With just a bit of translating-for example, replace the word organization with congregation, and...

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Positive change is an approach and high engagement process of focusing on what is successful in a...

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Based on extensive personal and focus group interviews using Appreciative Inquiry questions, the...

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Central to healthy congregations and communities are individuals coming together to solve...