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open source church

  1. 1. the-vine.us open source church steve lawler
  2. 2. the-vine.us church = ekklesia = gathering “ the public legislative assembly of the Athenians” “ a church, either as a body or a building” a gathering
  3. 3. the-vine.us community of care
  4. 4. the-vine.us north city / north county
  5. 5. the-vine.us basic human needs
  6. 6. the-vine.us lower household income national $60,374 stl county $72,563 stl city $33,221 area $35,647 2007 census data
  7. 7. the-vine.us high number of single heads of household national average 30% local 51%
  8. 8. the-vine.us underserved by area cultural institutions
  9. 9. the-vine.us limited resources In the community and in the church
  10. 10. the-vine.us neighborhood grocery sized 100 =/- worshippers pledge income = +/- $125,000 10% outreach = +/- $12,500 food pantry 2008 = $12,000 food pantry 2009 = $17,000
  11. 11. the-vine.us new life n. city n. county some good news
  12. 12. the-vine.us some good tools <ul><li>Asset-based </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciative Inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue </li></ul>
  13. 13. open source church front porch series - economic renaissance - educational resources - collaboration and diversity
  14. 14. the-vine.us http: www. strings attached .info “ guitar steve” housewright - learn roots music - community jams - public concerts - trips to live performances www. refresheverything .com/ stringsattached
  15. 15. the-vine.us fix houses pay it forward
  16. 16. the-vine.us happy hour + the vine cork wine bar =
  17. 17. the-vine.us go green
  18. 18. the-vine.us learn about islam
  19. 19. the-vine.us source code
  20. 20. the-vine.us community + conversation + collaboration = change

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