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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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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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What does marriage have in common with congregational life? There is one thing in particular: both flourish when the ratio of positive validation to negative criticism is five to one in favor of...

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

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Appreciative Inquiry is the process of identifying, considering...

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Is your congregation planning something new? If so, there are five key questions you can ask yourself and the group with which you are working. The five questions apply to almost every kind of...

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Written by nationally-recognized experts on the Appreciative Inquiry process, this book details the various ways Appreciative Inquiry can be used successfully.

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Written with a conversational style, this book serves as a guideline on how to lead an Appreciative Inquiry Summit and how to apply similar principles to a congregational setting.

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This article illustrates the difference between problem solving and addressing issues through Appreciative Inquiry, describing the benefits of focusing on congregational strengths.

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This guide is an accessible question guide designed for group facilitators looking to change the way people think about change through Appreciative Inquiry.

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

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This article provides the basic values of Appreciative Inquiry.

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This book helps congregations use Appreciative Inquiry and Asset Mapping in order to build a community.

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Based on the principles of Appreciative Inquiry, this book is designed for those interested in fostering a sense of team among co-workers. It contains strategies on how to engage co-workers in...

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This resource explores the five core strategies of Appreciative Leadership and contains questions for the reader to reflect on their own leadership style.

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This uplifting book shares how leaders can build resilience through a daily discipline of Appreciative Inquiry and building relationships.

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