"Creating Community" will help you position your department to increase your budget and reposition it as a key player in the community. You'll learn to implement a VIP action plan as created by the California Park & Recreation Society. You'll also learn to make a case for your programs by communicating your plan to policy makers and others.
Five keys to building a small group culture that fosters meaningful, lasting connections within your church community. Small groups are the key to impacting lives in your church. But a healthy small-group environment doesn’t just happen. So pull up a chair. Let’s talk about how to make it happen. Bill Willits and bestselling author Andy Stanley share their successful approach, which has resulted in nearly eight thousand adults becoming involved in small groups at North Point Community Church in Atlanta. Simply put, the five principles have passed the test. This is not just another book about community; this is a book about strategy—strategy that builds a small group culture. Creating Community shares clear and simple principles to help people connect into meaningful relationships. The kind that God desires for each of us and that He uses to change our lives. Put this proven method to work in your ministry and enjoy the tangible results—God’s people doing life TOGETHER. “The small-group program at North Point Community Church is not an appendage; it is not a program we tacked on to an existing structure. It is part of our lifestyle. We think groups. We organize groups. We are driven by groups. Creating Community contains our blueprint for success. And I believe it has the potential power to revolutionize your own small-group ministry!” — Andy Stanley
The demands of teachers today are endless, but fear not, we've got your community building covered, August-June! Wave goodbye to "two truths and a lie" and say hello to Creating Community: 101 Ideas and Activities for the Classroom. In this extensive book, engage students with 101 adaptable, fun, and student approved community building ideas and activities. Purchase this book now and integrate various community building activities all year long. Student and teacher approved!
Listen deeply. Tell stories. This is the mantra of the Center for Digital Storytelling (CDS) in Berkeley California, which, since 1998 has worked with nearly 1,000 organizations around the world and trained more than 15,000 people in the art of digital storytelling. In this revised and updated edition of the CDS's popular guide to digital storytelling, co-founder Joe Lambert details the history and methods of digital storytelling practices. Using a "7 Steps" approach, Lambert helps storytellers identify the fundamentals of dynamic digital storytelling--from seeing the story, assembling it, and sharing it. As in the last edition, readers of the fourth edition will also find new explorations of the applications of digital storytelling and updated appendices that provide resources for budding digital storytellers, including information about past and present CDS-affiliated projects and place-based storytelling, a narrative-based approach to understanding experience and landscape. A companion website further brings the entire storytelling process to life. Over the years, the CDS's work has transformed the way that community activists, educators, health and human services agencies, business professionals, and artists think about story, media, culture, and the power of personal voice in creating change. For those who yearn to tell multimedia stories, Digital Storytelling is the place to begin.
Creating Community on College Campuses addresses the most critical and difficult issues facing higher education in the 1990s: improving the quality of teaching and learning, raising academic standards, protecting freedom of expression, and simultaneously enhancing community of the whole and community of the parts. This book offers an understanding of community as a complex concept, one that incorporates the values of a democratic society and encourages learning and participation by all citizens of the campus, and discusses topics such as race and ethnicity, the climate for women, harassment and free speech, alcohol, crime, Greek life, and interaction among faculty and students. The authors conclude with concrete recommendations to support the implementation of pluralistic learning communities on our nation's campuses.
Creating Community is a special book about imagination and challenge. We know that writers try to tell us things. We know that what they tell is culturally-based. But what exactly are Aboriginal authors trying to tell us?Fifteen authors and scholars discuss Aboriginal literature in it's unique Canadian context
The Art of Empowerment in Community Association Living
Author: Michael Robert Pierson
Category: Business & Economics
The goal of this book is to help those people whose lives are impacted by community association living – owners, residents, board members, volunteers, management staff and the business partners that service them – have a clearer understanding of the dynamics about how to create a community in the truest sense of the word: A collection of diverse individuals that are engaged with each other, informed about community issues and actively work together in order to accomplish goals that will make the community stronger and each of their individual lives better. Creating Community contains simple, yet profound, management strategies that board members, volunteers and management can utilize to attract the energy of change needed in order to bring people together towards the pursuit of common goals and objectives. In short, it is about the art of empowerment in community association living.
Creating Community Finding Meaning in the Place We Live. ALSO AVAILABLE FROM ICA CANADA: The Art of Focused Conversation: 100 Ways to Access Group Wisdom in the Workplace. General Editor. R. Brian Stanfield L'art de la discussion structure e: 100 applications concre tes pour une nouvelle ge ne ration de leaders. Re dacteur: R. Brian Stanfield The Workshop Book: From Individual Creativity to Group Action by Brian Stanfield The Art of Focused Conversation for Schools: Over 100 Ways to Guide Clear Thinking and Promote Learning by Jo Nelson The Courage To Lead by R. Brian Stanfield 655 Queen Street East Toronto, Ontario Canada M4M 1G4 Telephone: (416) 691-2316 website: www.icacan.org ISBN 9781927349007"
Life and Learning at Montgomery's Black University
Author: Karl E. Westhauser
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Together, the essays present viewpoints that reflect the diverse ethnic, cultural, and academic backgrounds of the contributors and of the university." "Creating Community is informed by the awareness that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have responded in significant ways to social changes of the past generation, and it addresses questions about the role of the black university in contemporary society. In this way, it offers readers the opportunity to understand how issues of diversity, identity, multiculturalism, and race impact Alabama State University in particular and HBCUs in general."--Jacket.
Using approaches from sociology, media and religious studies, David Herbert compares recent public controversies involving or implicating religion in the UK (England and Northern Ireland), the Netherlands and France.