Pilgrim UCC Mustard Seed Movement - Asset Mapping & Working Group Survey
Pilgrim is a community that seeks to embody the radical and extravagant welcome of Jesus in our contemporary context and community. Recent political elections, cabinet nominations, legislative restrictions, and campaign promises that will soon be enacted have made some of us afraid that our values are threatened, ourselves or people that we care about are at risk, and the planet we will leave for future generations is in even greater danger.

In light of these realities, Pilgrims came together on January 22nd to (1) assess our individual and communal assets that we can use to stem the tide of these threats, and (2) form working groups to address the challenges as they come.

Please complete this survey so that you too can participate in our expression of God's call to stand with the marginalized and oppressed.

Name (first and last)
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Email
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Phone
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What are assets? What is asset mapping?
Assets come in many forms. Questions in each section will help you think about individual and community-wide assets. This doesn't need to be an exhaustive list. Be creative and be specific.

Asset mapping allows a group of people, in this case Pilgrim UCC, to determine what resources we have available to us in order to answer God's call. Each working group will have access to the full asset map in order to know who to call if a certain skill or connection is needed in order to execute their plans to support a certain project.

Physical Assets
Questions to consider: -What physical spaces (buildings, parks, etc), resources (vehicles, instruments, appliances, etc), or specialized equipment (computers, gadgets, tools, machines, etc) does the church, community or you have available? INCLUDE WHO/HOW TO CONNECT WITH EACH ASSET
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Individual Assets
Questions to consider: -What are one or two things you can do with your hands? -What is a special skill or knowledge that you have? -What is something no one in church knows you care about? INCLUDE WHO/HOW TO CONNECT WITH EACH ASSET
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Associations
Questions to consider: -What groups of people do you connect with in your community? They can be inside or outside of the congregation. (e.g. "I am very involved with teachers and parents at (local public school)" or "I am well connected with statewide sustainable farmers") INCLUDE WHO/HOW TO CONNECT WITH EACH ASSET
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Institutions
Questions to consider: -What institutions are you connected with? -What institutions have something in common with the values of your congregation? INCLUDE WHO/HOW TO CONNECT WITH EACH ASSET
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Economic Resources
Questions to consider: --What does our congregation spend money on? -What economic resources are available to our denomination or in the wider community? INCLUDE WHO/HOW TO CONNECT WITH EACH ASSET
Your answer
Digging Deeper
-What signs have you seen lately of God’s grace in the world?
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Working Groups
Pilgrim Working Groups will research their topic and determine actions that the group and the Pilgrim-wide community can do to support vulnerable populations and the earth. Each group will share an update and invite Pilgrims to support their work at a monthly Pilgrim-wide meeting during Fellowship Hour. The first such meeting will take place on February 26th.
Select a working group you'd like to participate in.
Thank you!
He also said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.” --Mark 4:30-32 (NRSV)
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