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No place to go

Posted in - Faith on May 6th, 2010 0 Comments

My experience of church growing up was that of an extended family. We attended small rural churches of no more than 50 people. Many a …

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My Ignite Sault 3 talk: Change the Room

Posted in - Uncategorized on April 9th, 2010 0 Comments

Last night I had the opportunity to share my passion and experiments with building community with an electrified audience at Ignite Sault 3. Ignite talks are 5 minutes long, 20 slides, 15 seconds a slide auto-timed. It took me about 5 days(!) to compress a detailed subject with lots of moving parts into the format. Not for the faint of heart. I hope the other presenters had an easier time of it. The talk starts with my experience of a small group creating its own future and building it, through a work-based coaching circle, then moves on to talk about the potential we have here in Sault Ste. Marie, if only we can better connect and support each other. I share my experiences of launching Ignite Sault and Soo Podcamp, ending with a passionate pitch for ChangeCamp Sault, a movement one year in the making. In fact, Ignite and Podcamp were planned as smaller steps to make ChangeCamp possible. For now, here are the slides. Later on I’ll have the talk on video to share. http://www.slideshare.net/gerrykirk/ignite-talk-change-the-room»>

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