Memories, Hopes, and Conversations is a powerful resource that introduces readers to Appreciative Inquirya transformational organizational change process that focuses on the strengths of a group. The second edition has been revised and expanded throughout, featuring important new materials on leadership and missional frameworks, as well as five chapters from pastors describing the transformational experiences of their churches and neighbors using Appreciative Inquiry. The book offers a dynamic overview of the Appreciative Inquiry process, real stories of change in action, and a wealth of practical resources for churches to pursue this journey of appreciation, imagination, and change.
The second edition includes dynamic stories of Appreciative Inquiry in practice from: Christopher Gobrecht (New Covenant United Methodist Church, Maryland), Jim S. Amstutz (Akron Mennonite Church, Pennsylvania), Jean Burch (Community Bible Church, California), Andrew Menzies (Camberwell Baptist Church, Australia), Michael R. Wilson (Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church, Pennsylvania).
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Mark Lau Branson is Homer L. Goddard Professor of Ministry of the Laity at Fuller Theological Seminary and a consultant with The Missional Network. His other publications include Starting Missional Churches and Churches, Cultures, and Leadership.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures
Part I. Appreciative Inquiry and Congregational Change
1.Beginning Change: Weariness to Anticipation
2.Design and Theory: Frameworks for Appreciative Inquiry
3.Engaging Scripture: Memory, Thanksgiving, and Theological Reflection
4.Shaping a People through Appreciative Questions: Initiate and Inquire
5.Provoking Creative Change: Imagine and Innovate
Part II. Five Church Narratives: How Did Appreciative Inquiry Change Your Relationship with Your Neighbors?
6.New Covenant United Methodist ChurchCumberland, Maryland
7.Akron Mennonite ChurchAkron, Pennsylvania
Jim S. Amstutz
8.Community Bible ChurchPasadena, California
9.Camberwell Baptist ChurchMelbourne, Australia
10.Chestnut Level Presbyterian ChurchQuarryville, Pennsylvania
Michael R. Wilson
Part III. Scripts and Schedules