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Vocation - what does it look like to follow the call of Jesus within the context of our work and particularly as we are called to steward our resources towards a better tomorrow of justice and renewal?

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TEAR Group Study

TEAR Group Study

Vocation - what does it look like to follow the call of Jesus within the context of our work and particularly as we are called to steward our resources towards a better tomorrow of justice and renewal?

STAKEHOLDER MAP

STAKEHOLDER MAP

Your idea isn’t developed in a vacuum. It exists within a larger system. Within that larger system there is a group of stakeholders who affect and influence your idea, as well as those who will be influenced and affected by it. The stakeholder map is a simple but...

Redemptive Design Framework

Redemptive Design Framework

Seed’s foundational belief is that all Gods people are called to be agents of redemptive change in whatever contexts God has placed them. The problem is that most current approaches by Christians to engaging the public space are: Highly reactive & negative –...

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...

PURPOSE STORYBOARD

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...

PERSONA TOOL

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...

MY PURPOSE: IMAGINED FUTURE

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...

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.

Grow: What is Broken?

Grow: What is Broken?

Reflect on your own context – an industry, workplace or community. Can you identify something in your context that is broken?

Grow: The Things We Make

Grow: The Things We Make

A lot of Christian thinking about work focuses on how we share what we believe in the workplace. That’s really important! But growing the confidence to declare your faith and speak about it isn’t a full expression of following Jesus.

Grow: Context

Grow: Context

Use these questions to help you reflect on how you can transition to a more positive engagement in your context. Consider your own context (a community, workplace or industry).

Grow: Prayer of Examen

Grow: Prayer of Examen

A great way to pray is to look for God’s presence in your life. More than 400 years ago St. Ignatius Loyola encouraged prayer-filled mindfulness by proposing what has been called the Daily Examen.

Grow: Justice Hack

Grow: Justice Hack

This exercise formed part of a Justice Hack we facilitated on behalf of Micah Australia. Tim Costello outlined his perceptions of the current context.

Grow: God-Given Purpose

Grow: God-Given Purpose

The exercise below is designed to help you consider, in deeper ways, how your work aligns with God’s work in the world. The exercise emerges from the thinking of Australian faith and work theologian Robert Banks. We call it the Six Strands.

Grow: Imagination

Grow: Imagination

Our imagination is a powerful tool that God has empowered us to use for the purpose of change.