I’ve just discovered the wonderful community development work of the Tamarack Institute at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Their Five Interconnected Practices for Community Change are spot on for considering a range of work that we are doing both with churches and in the wider community.
How can we bring the community together to be part of the change?
What approaches to leadership are required for community change?
How can we create, test, and scale new approaches?
How can we assess impact and apply what we have learned to our work?
Their website has a heap of resources – books, podcasts, articles, videos, and they also offer online self-paced training and webinars. Here are a few links that I found helpful.
Lots to dive into here! I look forward to checking out more!