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
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
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.