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1 We create choices for disabled people and bring life to local communities Community Mission [handout p10] Beyond the Lunch Club

2 We create choices for disabled people and bring life to local communities Beyond the lunch club [handout p10] Direct work with churches : talks, workshops, evaluations and consultancy New website: Training events Resources and booklets Livability Community Mission Equipping Christians to transform communities

3 We create choices for disabled people and bring life to local communities Beyond the lunch club [handout p10] Three ways of working in Communities

4 We create choices for disabled people and bring life to local communities Beyond the lunch club [handout p10] 1 Providing a service to meet some needs 2 Developing people’s abilities and gifts so they can meet their own needs 3 Campaigning so those with power can do something about the causes of people’s needs

5 We create choices for disabled people and bring life to local communities Beyond the lunch club [handout p10] 1 Providing a service to meet some needs Community Provision 2 Developing people’s abilities and gifts so they can meet their own needs Community Development 3 Campaigning so those with power can do something about the causes of needs Community Action

6 We create choices for disabled people and bring life to local communities Beyond the lunch club [handout p10] Community Provision Community Development Community Action Legitimate, useful and effective Sometimes used as a blend Jesus used all three.

7 We create choices for disabled people and bring life to local communities Beyond the lunch club [handout p10] Community Provision Providing services to people who use what we offer. They are not involved in shaping or delivering the service. Good for immediate need, crises, making contacts. Identifies you as the giver. You keep the power and control.

8 We create choices for disabled people and bring life to local communities Beyond the lunch club [handout p10] Community Provision Focuses on the effects of the problem and not its roots Can create dependency Leaves the cause of the problem unaffected.

9 We create choices for disabled people and bring life to local communities Beyond the lunch club [handout p10] Community Action Collaborating with local people and organisation to plan and deliver services. Campaigning to get things put right Good for getting local people together. Tackles the issues that affect people. Good for looking at the causes of problems Brings in power from outside.

10 We create choices for disabled people and bring life to local communities Beyond the lunch club [handout p10] Community Action Can be short term, focussing on one campaign about one issue. Can lose connection with people’s actual everyday needs. Can be hard to spot the Christians at work in this.

11 We create choices for disabled people and bring life to local communities Beyond the lunch club [handout p10] Community Development Enable local people to take responsibility and act in response to needs and issues. Local people set the agenda, identify own resources and needs. Local people take control of the process Good for long term change Power is handed over.

12 We create choices for disabled people and bring life to local communities Beyond the lunch club [handout p10] Community Development You will not be able to control the agenda. You can lose the overt Christian influence. You may have to deal with some people in your church or project who may be uncomfortable with these aspects.

13 We create choices for disabled people and bring life to local communities Beyond the lunch club [handout p10] Can you spot the three ways of working in the projects we learn about? Watch out for blends of different approaches All are legitimate. All have their strengths and weaknesses.

14 We create choices for disabled people and bring life to local communities Beyond the lunch club [handout p10] Case Study 3 Where have YOU come from? Roots, passions, story. What changes do you want to bring? Short term, long term. What resources do you need and what is your first step? Be flexible and creative What key things have you learnt today that you can apply to your work?

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