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ABCD in Action is your community - a place where we can learn from each other about how to apply the principles and practices of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD).

"Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.” ~http://www.abcdinstitute.org

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"Men Shed Manchester…"
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Churches doing ABCD in their neighborhoods?

Started by Kimberleigh Wells in Open Discussions. Last reply by Dee Brooks 21 hours ago. 3 Replies

Does anyone know of any churches doing ABCD in their neighborhoods instead of traditional charity/service-style community ministries? I am a Presbyterian pastor wanting to learn how to shift a church's traditional mission ministry (soup kitchen,…Continue

Do attitude changes using ABCD last?

Started by Ian Cunningham in Working in the Gap. Last reply by David Week 4 hours ago. 3 Replies

My first posting and a possibly provocative discussion question.I am in the process of PhD research focusing on ABCD particularly in the context of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects in emerging nations in particular. The WASH sector is…Continue

Tags: research, sustainability

New Church Development

Started by Billy Hales in Working in the Gap Mar 28. 0 Replies

I am wondering if anyone has used the ABCD approach as an evangelism.I am starting anew church I am looking for ways to reach peopleI am told by reading church development literature that 25 adults are considered critical mass to start a church.I…Continue

Maintenance vs. Real Change

Started by John Hamerlinck in Working in the Gap Mar 25. 0 Replies

I recently wrote a piece on my website titled: "Balancing charitable maintenance with actions that…Continue




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