ELCAEO1009 - Great Permission Asset-based Field Guide
What is an asset-based approach?
An asset way of thinking and behaving helps God's people move past problems and toward opportunities.
Needs don't disappear in asset-based planning. They're just not the place to start, nor the place to get stuck.
This approach helps people name their assets. Then they can begin to know and value themselves better.
What is a "field book"?
A resource to help you understand what you encounter on your journey as a congregational leader.
This book is divided into two parts: a background section that provides scriptural and philosophical foundations for an asset-based approach, and a how-to section that gives specific helps for decisions and actions you might take.
Each two-page reading presents a single concept about asset thinking and planning. Together the readings reveal the terrain you'll encounter as you take an asset-based approach to congregational life.