Our strategic partnership with Oikos Institute provides an holistic approach to serve faith communities.
The Oikos Institute for Social Impact helps congregations harness the power of their assets in order to be a catalyst for communal transformation and economic renewal. The Institute was established to train, inspire and nurture social entrepreneurs within communities of faith and social enterprises.
Our distinctiveness is rooted in the restoration of communities using appreciative inquiry. We refer to this process as Fishing Differently. We assist our program participants by providing workshops, coaching and mentoring through our Fishing Differently Learning Modules. Participants in our cohorts learn how to access multiple sources of capital (F.I.S.H.) to achieve the vision and mission of their organizations.
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This training is well suited for pastors and lay leaders who are consumed with the day-to-day tasks of congregational ministry, yet hunger for a more expansive, outwardly focused approach to ministry. The program seeks to helps leaders to live into a vision of leadership that reaches beyond the typical, inwardly focused, parochial patterns of congregational life.