Community Development & Organizing

#31 Collaborating for God’s Renewal (Five Signs of the Parish Movement, Part 4)

In this episode, I explore Sign #4 of the Five Signs of the Parish Movement, “Collaborating for God’s Renewal,” by talking about why collaboration is so desperately needed in the world right now, examining a story about King David that teaches how not to collaborate, and outlining the three critical steps towards collaboration in the neighborhood.

*Originally posted at theV3movement.org

*Learn from 30 neighborhoods in 30 days by following the

By |2018-06-20T18:20:04-07:00July 12th, 2016|Community Development & Organizing, Five Signs of the Parish Movement, Place/Neighborhood/Parish, Podcast|Comments Off on #31 Collaborating for God’s Renewal (Five Signs of the Parish Movement, Part 4)

#26 DeAmon Harges & Mike Mather | The Roving Listener & the Reverend on Friendship, Listening, & Abundance in the Neighborhood

imageDeAmon “The Roving Listener” Harges and Rev. Michael Mather join me to share their friendship with us, tell some incredible stories from the Mapleton Fall Creek neighborhood of Indianapolis, and teach us how to listen to neighbors and ask questions that lead to dignity, discovery, and abundance.

DeAmon Harges, the original “Roving Listener” at Broadway United […]

By |2018-06-25T07:37:32-07:00June 6th, 2016|Community Development & Organizing, Pastor/Church, Place/Neighborhood/Parish, Podcast|Comments Off on #26 DeAmon Harges & Mike Mather | The Roving Listener & the Reverend on Friendship, Listening, & Abundance in the Neighborhood

#25 Dee Yaccino & Social Capital | Co-Director of Del Camino Connection

dee-225x225Dee Yaccino joins me to talk about power dynamics in church partnerships, harnessing social capital, a different approach to short term missions, and what the church in the US can learn from the church in Latin America.

Dee has been involved in transformational cross-cultural ministry for almost 30 years, beginning with community development work in rural Bolivia and continuing […]

By |2018-06-25T07:46:33-07:00May 30th, 2016|Activism/Justice, Community Development & Organizing, Innovation, Podcast|Comments Off on #25 Dee Yaccino & Social Capital | Co-Director of Del Camino Connection

#22 Reesheda Graham-Washington & Community Transformation | Social Entrepreneur & Community Developer

rashida-225x225Reesheda Graham-Washington joins me to talk about returning and giving back to the neighborhood she grew up in, learning “Asset Based Community Development” from the innate practices of her Great-Grandmother and African ancestors, social entrepreneurship risks and funding, her latest venture (L!VE Cafe), and the one thing she wants the church to hear from her as […]

By |2018-06-25T08:10:59-07:00May 19th, 2016|Community Development & Organizing, Innovation, Podcast|Comments Off on #22 Reesheda Graham-Washington & Community Transformation | Social Entrepreneur & Community Developer

#12 Tim Soerens of the Parish Collective | Author, Speaker & Social Entrepreneur

tim2-225x225Tim Soerens joins me to share the story of how he became captivated by this whole neighborhood church thing, and to talk about churches joining God in the neighborhood, the relationship between movements and institutions, neighborhood economics, and golfing with duct tape golf balls. Tim is co-author of The New Parish, co-founding director of the Parish Collective, and […]

By |2018-06-25T08:43:48-07:00May 19th, 2016|Community Development & Organizing, Place/Neighborhood/Parish, Podcast|Comments Off on #12 Tim Soerens of the Parish Collective | Author, Speaker & Social Entrepreneur