Living the Resurrection (LtR) is committed to helping congregations thrive. Everything we offer is designed to motivate constructive change. We are inspired by the Biblical vision of the reign of God: where all tribes and nations stand in the presence of the divine, where the leaves of the trees are for the healing of the nations and where unity and diversity are received as gifts from God.
LtR workshops are for congregations that know they need to change, but don’t know how. We help people walk through through their fears, and into new life. The philosophy of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) provides the foundational theory that encourages people to change. The four phases of the AI strategy (Initiate--Inquire--Imagine--Innovate) structure the process.
The original materials come from Rev. Dr. Marj Funk-Pihl's experience developing, implementing and evaluating the 18-month vitality process with five Learning Communities over the past seven years. Two of the Learning Communities were part of a research study that was the basis of Marj’s dissertation. For more information on the methodology, validity and findings of the research, click here .
The various offerings on this website add the wisdom of Rev. Michael Girlinghouse’s work with systemic grief in congregations and Rev.T. Conrad Selnick’s use of Appreciative Inquiry in multiple settings with a variety of goals.