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dc.contributor.advisorCraig, Brian (Advisor)
dc.contributor.authorChow, Josephine Suk Yin, 1952-
dc.identifier.citationChow, Josephine Suk Yin. “Finding Unity in Diversity: The Use of Appreciative Inquiry to Cultivate Common Ground among Leaders in a Multi-Congregational Chinese Church in Canada.” D. Min., Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2017.en_US
dc.descriptionBibliography: leaves 246-251.en_US
dc.description.abstractScarborough Chinese Baptist Church is a large ethnic Chinese church in Toronto. Over the years it has become home to a diverse group of congregants who are of Chinese descent but who speak different mother tongues. Multiple worship services are held in three different languages. An action research project was conducted that used appreciative inquiry to cultivate common ground for the leaders of the different congregations to work together. The appreciative inquiry engaged leaders of the church to inquire and listen to one another’s stories and aspirations, and to identify the commonalities, values and experiences that they had in common. It took them away from the usual business meeting agendas to pay attention to each other and to work together in unpacking the DNA and lifegiving forces of their church. Through this shared experience, relationships were built and knowledge of themselves, of each other and of the church was enriched. Findings revealed interesting patterns of viewpoints and perspectives of the leaders, and unveiled a story of the church in her past, present and future. The project demonstrated how Appreciative Inquiry can be a valuable and effective tool to approach leadership development in churchen_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction – Theological Framework – Precedent Social Science and Literature Cases – Methodology and Project – Outcomes, Findings and Interpretation – Conclusions – Appendixesen_US
dc.format.extentviii, 251 leavesen_US
dc.publisherTyndale University College & Seminaryen_US
dc.rightsCopyright, Josephine Suk Yin Chow, managed by Tyndale University. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subject.lcshScarborough Chinese Baptist Church (Toronto, Ont.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshChristian leadershipen_US
dc.subject.lcshAppreciative inquiryen_US
dc.subject.otherDissertations, Academic--OWOBC--Tyndale Seminaryen_US
dc.titleFinding Unity in Diversity: The Use of Appreciative Inquiry to Cultivate Common Ground Among Leaders in a Multi-Congregational Chinese Church in Canadaen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationTyndale University College & Seminaryen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCraig, Brian (Committee Member)
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChapman, Mark D. (Committee Member)
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBramer, Paul D. G. (Committee Member)
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dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.keywordChinese Canadian Churchen_US
dc.subject.keywordChinese languagesen_US
dc.subject.keywordChristian leadershipen_US
dc.description.note“This is a research portfolio submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Ministry, Tyndale Seminary.”en_US
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dc.description.degreeThesis (D.Min)--Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2017.en_US

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