18 results for “positive change”
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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September 11, 2017

The Practical Implementation of Appreciative Inquiry

Congregational Vitality

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August 25, 2016

Your Congregation is Not in Decline

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June 21, 2016

Appreciative Inquiry

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

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Far more than “happy talk,” positive change processes refer to a series of techniques and tools...

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Recent studies and congregational experience show that a positive approach can successfully...

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

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

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Positive deviance is an asset-based approach used to address many social challenges. It has been...

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

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

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For congregations who wish to take a deeper look at what they really have at their disposal for...

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

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