Mobilising the community
This is a PILLARS guide based on an exciting process of community mobilisation used in East Africa. The contents complement this guide and look in more detail at community surveys, gathering information, planning, and working with the community. The guide costs £5 including postage and packing costs and is available from Resources Development (see below).
Guide our steps
A collection of 101 participatory Bible studies on all aspects of development. Most were originally used in Footsteps, PILLARS and ROOTS resources and have been adapted for group study and discussion. This book costs £7.50 including postage and packing costs and is available from Resources Development (see below).
Footsteps Issue 53
This issue looks at the topic of holistic change in our communities. It includes articles on mobilising the community, typical perceptions of the church’s role, an integrated approach to HIV/AIDS, working with nomadic people and a checklist for holistic development work. Back issues of Footsteps cost £1 each and are available from Resources Development (see below).
On solid ground
This is a video training pack for use in improving relief and development practice. The videos are available in Spanish and English, together with a 64 page facilitator’s guide and CD-ROM. They are designed for use with small groups, ideally with an experienced facilitator. They were produced following Hurricane Mitch in Honduras and include topics such as transformation and integral mission, healthy communities and healing invisible wounds. The packs cost £23 (US$35) and are available from: Latin America section, Tearfund, 100 Church Road, Teddington, TW11 8QE. E-mail: email@example.com
Calling Christian leaders by John Stott, published by IVP, ISBN 0 85111 257 9
John Stott has found in his travels that models of Christian leadership today are often shaped more by culture than by Christ. He urges that our view of leadership must be determined by our view of the Church, and not the other way round. He demonstrates how central is the theme of ‘power through weakness’ and urges Christian leaders to be characterised above all else by ‘the meekness and the gentleness of Christ’. The book costs £7.99 and is available from IVP. Website: www.ivpbooks.com. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: IVP, Norton Street, Nottingham, England, NG7 3HR, UK
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