Workshop 10: Understanding Systems In Your Congregation

Workshop 10: Understanding Systems In Your Congregation
Workshop 10: Understanding Systems In Your Congregation

In This Section

  • The call to acts of leadership, which can be practiced from wherever we sit, is also an invitation to reclaim the creative capacity within...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering Opening 3 Activity 1: Story — It's Not MY Problem! 10 Activity 2: Applying System Thinking 45 Break...
  • Consider a challenge facing your congregation right now. Use the process described in Activity 2 to identify some of the emotional and...
  • Materials for Activity Name tags and materials for making name tags Music and player Preparation for Activity Play music to create a...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of Singing the Living Tradition , the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook Small worship table Chalice, candle and...
  • Materials for Activity Story, A Drop of Honey Preparation for Activity Arrange in advance for a participant to read the story aloud...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Heavenly Unitarian Universalist Congregation Newsprint, markers (four different colors) and tape...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, System Thinking - Guidelines for Leaders Preparation for Activity Copy Handout 1 for all participants...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, System Thinking - Guidelines for Leaders Newsprint, markers (four different colors) and tape for each...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of Singing the Living Tradition , the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook Description of Activity Gather...
  • Looking at each activity in this workshop, what worked as well as or better than you had anticipated? What did not work as well as you...
  • Description of Activity Consider some of your congregation's social justice projects and programs using a system lens. How does your...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 2, Alternate System Thinking Scenarios Newsprint, markers (four different colors) and tape Preparation for...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, System Thinking - Guidelines for Leaders Newsprint, markers (four different colors) and tape Paper and...
  • The call to acts of leadership, which can be practiced from wherever we sit, is also an invitation to reclaim the creative capacity within...
  • Adapted from a Thai folk tale. Once upon a time, a queen sat on her balcony eating rice cakes and honey with her chief advisor. As they ate...
  • In the book, How Your Church Family Works: Understanding Congregations as Emotional Systems (Herndon, VA: Alban Institute, 1996), Peter...
  • Note: These scenarios appeared in a different form in Workshop 4. Accessibilities Audit Scenario A congregation is planning to do some...
  • Heavenly Unitarian Universalist Congregation has a lovely building in a suburban community. It is a congregation well known for its music...

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