Community                     Engagement                     From Abundance Not Scarcity                                  ...
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      ...
Definitions            • Abundance                     •   What if we shared from this sense of abundance that we know God...
Community                         Engagement            • Church as center of the community            • Neighborhood mode...
Church                                Church    Before the mobile society                                         TodayMon...
How We Engage    Needs assessments recognize the need in a situation and    provide a plan of action for meeting that need...
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            • ...
Church Assets    Church asset maps provide a list of the gifts God has    given to your house of faith. How do you live in...
Circle Time            • Share your Church Asset worksheet            • Share your Needs Assessment worksheet            •...
Needs       Assets                     Community RelevanceMonday, May 28, 12
Factors at Work            • Significant Factors to keep in mind                     • Build from your strengths           ...
Asset Driven Community                       Engagement            • Linking micro-assets to macro-community            • ...
QuestionsMonday, May 28, 12
Contact Information                          Dr. Brian Foreman                          b4man Consulting                  ...
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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 with the community.

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Asset Based Community Engagement

  1. 1. Community Engagement From Abundance Not Scarcity Dr. Brian Foreman b4man consultinG May 19, 2012Monday, May 28, 12
  2. 2. Introductions • Who are you? • Where are you from? • Why this session?Monday, May 28, 12
  3. 3. Jesus feeds the 5000 (John 6:1-14) • Philip’s answer • Andrew’s answer • Jesus’ actionMonday, May 28, 12
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Church Church Before the mobile society TodayMonday, May 28, 12
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Mother Bountiful what do you see here? what don’t you see?Monday, May 28, 12
  9. 9. Is there Another Way?Monday, May 28, 12
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 13. Needs Assets Community RelevanceMonday, May 28, 12
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. QuestionsMonday, May 28, 12
  17. 17. Contact Information Dr. Brian Foreman b4man Consulting www.b4manconsulting.com brian@b4manconsulting.com 704.965.8328Monday, May 28, 12

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