Loaves and Fishes: The Power of Asset-Based Thinking
Does your congregation have “enough” of everything? “Enough” of anything? Is it a “glass half full” or a “glass half empty” place? Do folks envy churches that are bigger or richer or more (fill in the blank)?
Having taught classes through BeADisciple for years, Rev. Galbreath has heard a lot of folks’ worries about churches struggling to stay alive. She’s also heard bishops preach to church leaders about switching their focus to “Abundance!” And folks say, “Yeah, right, and how do we do that?” This course is one answer to that question. It will provide you with specific, practical tools that you can use in your congregation immediately to get “unstuck” and moving. And now is a great time to do it!
The course text is The Power of Asset Mapping: How Your Congregation Can Act on Its Gifts by Luther K. Snow. And, you'll be invited to do class exercises with one or more partners in your congregation, if possible. But asset-based thinking is just as powerful a tool for individuals as it is for groups; so you're welcome whether you have partners or not!