Open Space for Ministering Communities
3rd Thursdays, 1 pm ET
This is an invitation to a monthly conversation exploring mutual ministry and ministry development.
We are creating a space for all the baptized – lay and ordained – to explore what it takes
“to move from a community around a minister to a ministering community” (The Rt. Rev. Wesley Frensdorff).
Come to share questions, practices, ideas and support.
We call it “open space” drawing on the concept of “Open Space Technology” developed by the Rev. Harrison Owen.
Our online open space invites us to explore questions and topics
experienced by practitioners in the work of empowering ministering communities of practice.
As in Open Space, these hour-long conversations will be among whomever shows up.
There is no intention of an “expert” leading the session.
We each are encouraged to bring who we are into the space.
Whatever emerges from the conversation when we gather is the appropriate outcome for that day, time and space.
Initial questions will be prompted by several people who participated in the Living Stones Partnership.
Once we have established the space, we will move toward a shared leadership for future topics.
The Living Waters Cooperative is hosting a Dreaming gathering in MN in February.
Watch this space for the announcement about upcoming conversations.