Memories, hopes, and conversations : Appreciative Inquiry, missional engagement, and congregational change / Mark Lau Branson.

By: Branson, Mark Lau [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]Edition: Second EditionDescription: xix, 265 pages ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781566997829 (cloth : alk. paper); 1566997828 (cloth : alk. paper); 9781566997836 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1566997836 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): First Presbyterian Church (Altadena, Calif.) -- Case studies | Canvassing (Church work) | Church renewal | Appreciative inquiry | Canvassing (Church work) -- Case studiesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Memories, hopes, and conversationsDDC classification: 253/.7 LOC classification: BV652.3 | .B73 2016
Contents:
Part I. Appreciative Inquiry and congregational change -- Beginning change: weariness to anticipation -- Design and theory: frameworks for Appreciative Inquiry -- Engaging scripture: memory, thanksgiving, and conversational reflections -- Shaping a people through Appreciative questions: initiate, inquire -- Provoking creative change: imagine, innovate -- Part II. Five church narratives: how did Appreciative Inquiry change your relationship with your neighbors? -- New Covenant United Methodist Church, Cumberland, Maryland / Christopher Gobrecht -- Akron Mennonite Church, Akron, Pennsylvania / Jim S. Amstutz -- Community Bible Church, Pasadena, California / Jean Burch -- Camberwell Baptist Church, Melbourne, Australia / Andrew Menzies -- Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church, Quarryville, Pennsylvania / Michael R. Wilson -- Part III. Scripts and schedules (with Nina Lau-Branson) -- Scripts -- Schedules.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-261).

Part I. Appreciative Inquiry and congregational change -- Beginning change: weariness to anticipation -- Design and theory: frameworks for Appreciative Inquiry -- Engaging scripture: memory, thanksgiving, and conversational reflections -- Shaping a people through Appreciative questions: initiate, inquire -- Provoking creative change: imagine, innovate -- Part II. Five church narratives: how did Appreciative Inquiry change your relationship with your neighbors? -- New Covenant United Methodist Church, Cumberland, Maryland / Christopher Gobrecht -- Akron Mennonite Church, Akron, Pennsylvania / Jim S. Amstutz -- Community Bible Church, Pasadena, California / Jean Burch -- Camberwell Baptist Church, Melbourne, Australia / Andrew Menzies -- Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church, Quarryville, Pennsylvania / Michael R. Wilson -- Part III. Scripts and schedules (with Nina Lau-Branson) -- Scripts -- Schedules.

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