On Friday, March 31st, and Saturday, April 1st, Flourish East Colfax organized an Asset Based Community Development Training held at the Opportunity Center in Aurora. About 35 people from the Flourish East Colfax Coalition attended. Agape Church, Restoration Outreach Programs, Mosaic Church, Jesus on Colfax, and VIA make up this coalition at this time. The essentials of ABCD work include:
- Recruit listeners to discover what residents care about and what their gifts are.
- Form community action teams to work on what residents care about.
- Develop the skills and gifts of neighborhood leaders.
- Exercise hospitality tor neighbors to meet each other and discover each others gifts and talents and stoke their imaginations for a stronger, better neighborhood.
- Celebrate examples of neighbors contributions to the neighborhood, hold them up publicly.
We are grateful to Jay Van Groningen for leading this inspirational 1-1/2 day training.