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This is a workshop session I lead for Impacting Tomorrow's Church. Sadly, churches engage their communities where they see need, and often forget to engage from what they do well and in partnership ...

This is a workshop session I lead for Impacting Tomorrow's Church. Sadly, churches engage their communities where they see need, and often forget to engage from what they do well and in partnership with the community.

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    Asset Based Community Engagement Asset Based Community Engagement Presentation Transcript

    • Community Engagement From Abundance Not Scarcity Dr. Brian Foreman b4man consultinG May 19, 2012Monday, May 28, 12
    • Introductions • Who are you? • Where are you from? • Why this session?Monday, May 28, 12
    • Jesus feeds the 5000 (John 6:1-14) • Philip’s answer • Andrew’s answer • Jesus’ actionMonday, May 28, 12
    • Definitions • Abundance • What if we shared from this sense of abundance that we know God provides, rather than a fear that there isn’t enough for everyone? • What if we were to engage the lives of those around us, eager to share what God has blessed us with...as thanks to God? • Community Engagement • Why do companies do CE? • We cannot reach the unchurched without building relationships and knowing the community, being a part of the fabric of community • Distinct from Missions • How are Missions and CE different? • Missions often focuses on the needs of the less fortunate...CE’s goal is to incorporate church into community lifeMonday, May 28, 12
    • Community Engagement • Church as center of the community • Neighborhood model and peer pressure • Open the doors. See all the people • The Family Life Center era • Travel to the less fortunateMonday, May 28, 12
    • Church Church Before the mobile society TodayMonday, May 28, 12
    • How We Engage Needs assessments recognize the need in a situation and provide a plan of action for meeting that need. • Needs Assessment for your context: What are the needs your church is meeting locally? • Activity: • Complete the worksheet • Share with your neighborMonday, May 28, 12
    • Mother Bountiful what do you see here? what don’t you see?Monday, May 28, 12
    • Is there Another Way?Monday, May 28, 12
    • Asset Driven Community Engagement • Linking micro-assets to macro-community • Identify and mobilize sometimes hidden assets • Know what you do and leverage it • Connect community assets • Identify & mobilizeMonday, May 28, 12
    • Church Assets Church asset maps provide a list of the gifts God has given to your house of faith. How do you live into them? • Activity: • Complete the worksheet • Share with your neighborMonday, May 28, 12
    • Circle Time • Share your Church Asset worksheet • Share your Needs Assessment worksheet • Questions: • Do they overlap? • What would? • These are tools that you can use together!Monday, May 28, 12
    • Needs Assets Community RelevanceMonday, May 28, 12
    • Factors at Work • Significant Factors to keep in mind • Build from your strengths • Engage your people • Sense of altruism/moral duty *Successful Community Engagement Initiatives Study (Foreman, 2010)Monday, May 28, 12
    • Asset Driven Community Engagement • Linking micro-assets to macro-community • Identify and mobilize sometimes hidden assets • Know what you do and leverage it • Connect community assets • Identify & mobilizeMonday, May 28, 12
    • QuestionsMonday, May 28, 12
    • Contact Information Dr. Brian Foreman b4man Consulting www.b4manconsulting.com brian@b4manconsulting.com 704.965.8328Monday, May 28, 12