What a wonderful list! Thank you for sharing. I can't wait to learn more from you about your work in rural communities and how these resources have been helpful. I came to this work through my work with churches. I have an MDiv from Baptist Theological Seminary but never pursued ordination and instead began doing community development work in partnership with faith communities which eventually led me to a broader base of multi-sector clients. It is weird that most of my church coaching clients are Methodists and Episcopalians and not a single Baptist but I am not giving up on them yet.
The link between the missional church movement and ABCD is how I fell into this work. There is a clear connection as it relates to loving our neighbors and a focus on place and I built my first training off Luke 10. However, I have found it difficult sometimes to work with church planters who put the church at the center and thier need to grow a church above the concerns of the citizens and the desire to strengthen the community apart from the church. I would love to know your experience with this intersection. I have some fantastic church clients who totally get it but they seem to me to be more the exception than the rule but maybe I am just a little jaded.