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Contents Foreword by John McKnight and Jody Kretzmann Preface Acknowledgments Part 1 The WHAT: What is Congregational Asset Mapping? Chapter 1 A Personal Asset Starter Begin with Basic Assets Look for Hidden Assets Find the Assets inside Needs Widen Your Circle Connect the Dots Chapter 2 The Quick and Simple Congregational Asset-Mapping Experience An Overview Recognize Your Assets Connect the Dots Vote with Your Feet Learn by Doing Part 2 The HOW: How Do We Map Assets? Chapter 3 Basements, Halls, and Meeting Rooms: Opportunities Everywhere Who Me? With Whom? When Can I Put Asset Mapping in Action? How Do I Introduce the Idea to a Group? How Do I Get Ready to Lead a Group? How Will We Use Our Time? Try It And See! Chapter 4 Before Step One: An Optional Jumping-Off Point What Happens: Centering The Facilitator's Task The Process Steering Clear of Dead Ends Keys for Noticing God's Will The Main Thing to Remember Chapter 5 Step One: Recognizing Our Assets What Happens: Abundance The Facilitator's Task The Process Steering Clear of Dead Ends Keys for Recognizing Our Assets The Main Thing to Remember Chapter 6 Step Two: Connecting the Dots What Happens: Affinity The Facilitator's Task The Process Steering Clear of Dead-Ends Keys for Connecting the Dots The Main Thing to Remember Chapter 7 Step Three: Voting With Our Feet What Happens: Release The Facilitator's Task The Process Steering Clear of Dead Ends Keys for Voting with Our Feet The Main Thing to Remember Chapter 8 Reflecting on Asset Mapping: An End, a Beginning, a Renewal What Happens: Reflection The Facilitator's Task The Process Steering Clear of Dead Ends Keys For Reflecting on Asset Mapping The Main Thing To Remember Part 3 The WHY: Why does Asset Mapping Work? Chapter 9 The Inner Workings of Asset Mapping Learning from Congregational Asset Mapping Modeling Faith In Community Good Cycles And Bad Cycles Open-Sum And Fixed-Sum Dynamics Breaking out with Asset Mapping Open-Sum Faith, Open-Sum Community Chapter 10 Frequently Shared Lessons What Congregational Asset Mapping Is, and Is Not Recapping Lessons from the Quick and Simple Experience Strategy For Open-Sum Action After The Quick And Simple Experience Chapter 11 More Frequently Shared Lessons: Congregational Life Stewardship Congregational Development Faith Partnerships Compassion and Justice in Public Life Evangelism Epilogue An Asset Mapper Reads the Bible The Fullness of Grace: The Parable of The Talents The Wholeness of Grace: Psalm 23 The Presence of Grace: The Loaves and the Fishes Coda Appendix
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Church management, Social surveys, Mission of the church