Resources that have been valuable in the work of the Task Force include:
The Hamilton Mountain Ministry story. We have studied this story through the Ven. Dr. Rick Jones' doctoral thesis entitled: New Structures for
Dr. Kennon Callahan's book Twelve Keys to an
Get Fit/Keep Fit: Building Healthy Ministry. A diocesan-produced resource, available on-line at www.vancouver.anglican.ca. "Appreciative Inquiry" is the underlying theory behind Get Fit/Keep Fit.
Church of Scotland's work on "Church Without Walls." More information can be found at: www.churchwithoutwalls.org.uk
Work of other Dioceses in
The story of East London Anglican Ministries (ELAM) has been written up in a short booklet called Good News For a Change:
The Story of a Church Amalgamation. It is available through Task Force members, or by writing directly to the Rev. Michael Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Emerging Spirit, an initiative of the General Council of the United Church of Canada focused on developing and nurturing relationships with Canadians aged 30-45. Their research with Terra Nova Discovery Workshops and Environics is of particular interest: www.emergingspirit.ca
More information on any of these resources is available through the Synod office. Phone 604 684-6306, the Rev. Paul Borthistle (ext. 219) or Paige Dampier (ext. 227).