IDWM Cabinet Meeting — Resources, Harvest — January 2009

Great Newsletter with stories and appreciation from participants (select Newsletters, then February 2009)

Photos, Best of
Photos, Flipcharts and Harvest Sheets
Photos, All
Movies, A little glimpse into some of the spirit and community present

Invitation 1: Invitation to be in something New
Invitation 2: Invitation to be wise

Resource Book: 16 Page version of core models

Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minister, sermon at Obama Inauguration (select from the list of all prayer service proceedings): We used this to invite people to hear the invitation spoken not only to President Obama, but to Disciples Women.

Agreements Harvest: What one priniciple would you suggest for working collaboratively in beauty? (Created on

Open Space Harvest: What questions and issues capture your imagination that could make a difference in the future of Women’s Ministries? (Created on

Action Open Space Harvest: What first next steps are you committed to taking? (Created on
Powerful Next Steps: Specific plans for next steps from the Action Open Space

Appreciations for the work of our team from Adonna Bowman, Executive Director

“What an incredible time we had in Greensboro! Your IDWM Executive Committee was overwhelmed with your openness to allowing God’s spirit to so fully permeate everything that happened during our Cabinet and Staff Fellowship meetings. From the level of energy displayed, the 30+ marketplace topics lifted up, exploring safe spaces in World Café, developing deeper relationships with one another, finding our passions, committing to furthering God’s work through us in our churches and communities, and finding and dwelling in our heart centers – this was one extraordinary gathering. Disciples Women Cabinet meeting 2009 will go down in the annals of our history as a birthing place for new and vital ministry and it couldn’t have happened without you!

YOU are such a gift in my life. Last week (or has it been two weeks now?) was one of the most amazing experiences and truly a dream realized for me. God has answered prayers and orchestrated this coming together of kindred spirits to further the ministry to which we are each called.

Tenneson, thank you for this amazing harvest. We will definitely use this as we move forward into letting everything that happened resonate deeper and see what rises to the surface. Don’t know about you all, but for me, I can’t wait until our next gathering of spirits.”

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