Circle Practice

Circle Practice

Gathering in a circle to engage in a conversation is a very ancient practice. If we trace modern day people back far enough into their individual lineages, all of us come from earth-based, tribal people that gathered around the campfire. The circle is deep in all of...
Planting Seeds of Connection in Living Waters

Planting Seeds of Connection in Living Waters

With the remits likely moving us toward a three-council model in The United Church of Canada, Living Waters Presbytery (Toronto Conference) wanted to ensure that local communities of faith will receive the support of being connected to other faith communities that is...
Dyads and Triads

Dyads and Triads

Dyads and Triads are simply 2 or 3 people engaged in a conversation. However, not all conversations are created equal. When people speak with each other, they are often not listening well. While nodding the head and seeming to listen, people are often thinking about...
Open Space Technology

Open Space Technology

Open Space Technology has been around for a long time, and is included in the overall set of practices known as “the Art of Hosting” (conversations that matter). The Open Space approach was pioneered in the 1980’s by Harrison Owen, an Episcopal...
Faith Community Innovations

Faith Community Innovations

If you are a member of a faith community in Living Waters Presbytery or the new “Region 10” then this program is for you. You are invited to explore a process with 7 – 10 other faith communities in the new “Region 10” — a self-directed process requiring...

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