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Modem Conference 2018: Transforming Communities

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The Priory Rooms Meeting & Conference Centre

40 Bull Street

Birmingham

B4 6AF

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Transforming Communities: Power & Powerlessness

MODEM’s 2018 Annual Conference
delivered in partnership with the Susanna Wesley Foundation
9.30am – 4pm, Wednesday, 28th November, 2018
The Priory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, BIRMINGHAM, B4 6AF

Where does the power lie to bring about change in church and community?


Approaches like Asset Based Community Development and Appreciative Inquiry have challenged the dominant Deficit Model in human and community development. Deficit Models start with the question ‘what do these people lack?’ with an unspoken follow on: ‘that prevents them being more like us’ where the ‘us’ is a more privileged, powerful and dominant voice. Instead, Asset-based models start with asking ‘what do these people or this place already have?’

At the same time within the churches, there are various attempts to bring about radical and transformative change in
order to survive and grow. Initiatives such as Fresh Expressions, Reform & Renewal in the Church of England and similar elsewhere are changing long held patterns of ministry (and lines of power).


This conference will encourage a dialogue to emerge between these two movements, as we explore how power works within communities and churches and how healthy growth and change is enabled and hindered within them.


Our speakers come from:

  • an understanding of communities, and how positive change can happen within a place, culture or community, and;
  • a background of church change and development, with an understanding of how power works within congregations.

This conference is for everyone involved in church and community development as clergy, laity and community activists.

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