Cultivating Communities

Mark Lau Branson – Appreciative Inquiry for Churches Navigating the Post-Pandemic Transition [Video]

Cultivating Communities offers helpful resources and relationships for congregations to do the hard work of maturing into ‘real communities’ that share a common life together and care about everything that is essential and necessary for life.

Mark Lau BransonWe recently had the opportunity to talk to Mark Lau Branson of Fuller Seminary about Appreciative Inquiry, and how it might be especially helpful for churches trying to find their way in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mark is the author of the important book:

Memories, Hopes, and Conversations: Appreciative Inquiry, Missional Engagement, and Congregational Change

Paperback: Rowman and Littlefield, 2016 (2nd Ed.)
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LISTEN to our conversation with Mark Lau Branson —

*** Download our guide: Appreciative Inquiry: A Guide for Churches Navigating the Post-Pandemic Transition


C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at:

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