Mind the Gap : An Ode to Gappers Everywhere

Mind the Gap : An Ode to Gappers Everywhere

While in London, my daughter and I became quite adept at navigating the tube (London’s version of a subway system.)  Every time the train would stop and the doors would open, the voice would say, “Mind the gap between the train and the platform.”  When I looked at...
ABCD and The Heart of Democracy

ABCD and The Heart of Democracy

“When we help people in community express their gifts, we are building the heart of democracy.  That is a wonderful understanding of this work.  [ABCD] is not just about communities being productive.  It is about democracy.”  John McKnight I have been blogging through...
Growing Fruitful Communities

Growing Fruitful Communities

In our Embrace Richmond Mission Shift training, each of the six sessions lead up to the final paradigm shift, “From Missions Committee to Beloved Community.”  This vision of a beloved community is what drives our work of Christian community development.  I would...