Conversations, Cultivating Communities

Mark Lau Branson – Memories, Hopes, and Conversations [Podcast Interview]

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.

Memories Hopes and ConversationsThis episode of the Missiology Podcast with guest Mark Lau Branson both discusses and models Appreciative Inquiry (AI). It is a great follow-up to our recent conversation with Mark Lau Branson that takes a deeper look at AI.

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

Paperback: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016
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Episode Description:
In the final episode of season 1, host Martin Rodriguez sits down with Mark Lau Branson, Homer L. Goddard Professor of the Ministry of the Laity at Fuller Theological Seminary, to discuss his experiences with the qualitative research method known as appreciate inquiry (AI)—which has been Martin’s approach in the preceding Missiology Podcast interviews. Dr. Branson shares how he became involved with AI, how it works, and why it is such a powerful tool for congregational transformation.

***LISTEN to this episode featuring a conversation between Martin Rodriguez and Mark Lau Branson…


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Katie Selby is Associate Editor of The Englewood Review of Books. Prior to her family‘s recent transition to the Englewood Christian Church community, Katie served various churches and organizations in Nebraska, East Tennessee, India, and Ethiopia. She is an M.Div. graduate of Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan University.

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