REDEMPTIVE DESIGN CANVAS

REDEMPTIVE DESIGN CANVAS

This is the foundation of who you are as an individual or organisation. It is your sense of why you were created and what role(s) you play in the world. It flows out of your story (see Purpose Storyboard tool) and is worked out in a context. We believe you flourish...

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PURPOSE STORYBOARD

Our Foundation for purpose – Who God made me to be. We often think that discovering purpose is about working out what we should do. What we do is important, but the foundation for purpose is about who we are not what we do. God created and calls us to be someone...

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PERSONA TOOL

When you start designing a redemptive solution one of the key principles is knowing who you are designing for. A foundation for good design is that you start with your customers and create according to their needs and what they value, rather than starting with your...

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MY PURPOSE: IMAGINED FUTURE

Spend some time outlining your aspirations and dreams for the future. Consider your life as you would like it to be 5-10 years from now. Some suggestions on how to do this are: Draw a picture that captures the main elements of that imagined future. It can be a...

ASSET MAP

ASSET MAP

This tool is one of a number in our Redemptive Design toolkit that is designed to give you a clear understanding of the Current Reality of your context. In particular, it sits alongside an analysis of the felt needs/issues that your beneficiaries are facing. Asset...

Robert Banks Six Strands of Work

Robert Banks Six Strands of Work

Our God-given purpose connects to our context, but in order to fully understand this connection we must first understand the ways that our own work connects with God’s work in the world. Robert Banks, in his book titled “Faith Goes To Work” says: “Few Christians see...

Soul Tread Magazine Launch

Soul Tread Magazine Launch

Soul Tread aims to help millennial Australians sustain their faith with relevant and hopeful stories in a beautifully designed eco-friendly quarterly print magazine so that they connect with God, the church and their Australian context.

Goats, Mental Health & Prisons

Goats, Mental Health & Prisons

Over the last 18 months it has been our privilege at Seed to put Redemptive Design to work alongside partners in communities across various parts of Asia.

Grow: Work For Change

Grow: Work For Change

In a recent article, Matt Darvas (a great personal friend and a great friend of Seed) reflected on the importance of the way we approach our work for change.

SPOTLIGHT

If nothing is new under the sun, why should we Innovate?

If nothing is new under the sun, why should we Innovate?

As an entrepreneur and business owner, I am constantly amazed at how the online space is continually coming up with new and different ways to do things you thought were fine just as they were. Just when I thought I had seen it all and that there was nowhere else for ecommerce, for example, to go, I turn around and someone has released something that turns the game on its head and I find myself sounding a lot like my Grandfather: “What will they think of next?” *scratches head* Innovation is an ever-evolving space filled with new ideas and fresh solutions to the problems we see in the world. But is everything we innovate really that “new”. One could argue that innovation isn’t necessary because the Bible teaches us that nothing is new under the sun. And to some extent that is true. So why should we bother? Firstly, because the world will continue to evolve and innovate regardless. So, our choice is either to direct the evolution or get swept along within it, allowing innovation to continue to be self-serving and instead of being a force for good. Secondly, as Christians, I believe we are called to innovate because it is an act of justice. Each time we innovate, we have the chance to re-write the institutional and social constructs of the world and change people’s lives. I see this every day when I look at the work Thread Harvest does by trying to end exploitation in the supply chain and clean up one of the most polluting industries in the world. With every advancement in technology, we are getting smarter with how we make our clothes, what we make them from and how we dispose of them. Finally, we need to be at the forefront of innovation because we are made in the image of God, and he is the most innovative force on the planet. It is an act of worship act on the creativity he endowed us with. By stepping into the creative space of innovation we outwork his will and bring his justice to the world, but more importantly, we become His hands and feet in drawing his world and creation back to him. This is why Christians need to be at the forefront of innovation. How will you step into your opportunity to innovate a better world?

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