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Open Space

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Embracing the emerging future

“The study of history reminds us that crises can be situations from which opportunity emerges. As the old passes away or crumbles, new opportunities can begin to materialise. However, for those opportunities to be grasped we need to be able to acknowledge them…We need to notice what the Spirit is inviting us to see and to respond to,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt from Resource Church St John’s Cathedral

News

Open Space revitalises Synod

A Synod survey shows that incorporating Open Space had a significantly positive effect on participants’ experiences and engagement at Synod 2019, with a number of Action Groups continuing to explore important areas of interest that impact our community of the Anglican Church in Southern Queensland

Video

Archbishop’s Open Space Message to Synod Members 2019

Archbishop Phillip Aspinall speaks to us about the new Open Space dialogue approach to Synod this year, as we discuss ‘What is God calling us to be, and to do, at this time?’: “Synod this year will be different. There will be some motions and some canons to deal with as usual, but we are planning to give most of Saturday to an experiment called ‘Open Space dialogue’. Open Space is a way of listening to each other and engaging with each other more carefully, more seriously, more actively and more deeply than perhaps we’re used to at Synod.”