Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a model for analysis, decision-making and the creation of strategic change, particularly within companies and other organizations. It was developed at Case Western Reserve University‘s department of organizational behavior, starting with a 1987 article by David Cooperrider and Suresh Srivastva. Appreciative Inquiry focuses on an organization’s strengths in order to imagine what could be.
Trinity started the AI process lead by Randy Johnson in early 2012 by identifying our positive core strengths during conversations held with the entire congregation in May 2012.
Trinity Lutheran Church has had a long history (since 1867) of proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ in Green Bay and beyond. We continue to thrive on Broadway by adapting to change and accepting the offer of assistance from people who volunteer their time and talents and who welcome the offer of assistance. Members participate in spiritual growth education and study – everything grows out from our spirits and is included in our spirits. We are committed to helping others both internally and externally and collaboration with other organizations increases this mission for each partner involved.
Trinity is a mission hub for us, our community, and beyond that engages lives and thrives through:
- Spiritual growth through Bible study, non-traditional worship, and the Six Marks of Discipleship.
- Collaborative youth programs which include: Sunday School, youth mission events, casual youth gatherings, collaborative confirmation with Bethel Lutheran Church and Resurrection Lutheran Church, and collaborative Vacation Bible School with Resurrection Lutheran Church.
- Outreach going strong via our collaboration efforts with other churches and organizations such as New Community Shelter, Group Mission Trips, Cup O’ Joy, Coming Home Project, Seymour Neighborhood Association, Bethel and Resurrection Lutheran Churches.
- Partnership with Family Services to provide programs at Trinity that will enhance the lives and well being of Youth, adults, and families in our neighborhood and community
- Nourishment and comfort: we listen, we care, and we provide food to our pantry patrons on a monthly basis.
- Improved communication within and outside the congregation via a web site, facebook, newsletter, and involvement in community programs
We have a deeper relationship with the organizations that use our facility on a regular basis. We have a liaison for each organization and it’s not just about the facility – but, how we can enhance their experience and ours, while they are here.
“Rooted in Christ. Growing on Broadway.
Planting seeds of Faith, Hope, and Love.”