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|Cohort C (Aotearoa)
|1. What do you see as your primary work at this stage of your life?
Minister of religion
|2. What role do you see as yours to play?
Currently my role involves facilitating the conversation spaces, theological reflection, grounding of our spirituality, opening our imaginations, ‘holding the fort’ and coordinating the church life. In the future we want to be a regenerative state and I’ve been working through regenerative frameworks and processes over the last couple of years (hampered of course by the pandemic).
|3. What goals or aims do you have in regard to the above?
so I’m doing this course to help embed regenerative thinking and Practice so that when I leave, in say five years, the regenerative states don’t stop but continue to help the church thrive.
|6. What have you invested in to get you where you are?
i have invested in postgraduate study, engaging in Verious boards, and constant reflection and refining of my thinking.
|4. Where do you feel your next arenas for personal growth are?
Monique spaces for personal growth are in a developing consultative skills, and engaging in te Ao Māori, continuing my education in Te Reo and te Tiriti and my relationship with these as a Pākehā
|7. What fields of learning and which thinkers have been important in your life?
Theology: Juergen Moltmann, Rene Girard, Eastern Orthodox thinking, well, Jesus of Nazareth (of course but with breadth not narrow doctrinal focus).
|5. And for professional growth?
I’d like to develop confidence in facilitating workshops, backing myself when in front of people, improve my planning and seeing projects through to completion.
|8. Can you frame your philosophy or cosmology of life? What role(s) do humans play in it?
From my Christian worldview, humans are created in God’s image and therefore capable of expressing the divine in and of themselves. God is love (or found expressed in love) and therefore spirituality is best expressed through loving activity—from small micro-interactions of kindness, to the much larger self sacrificial acts. Humankind therefore act as agents of God’s love in this world as Kaitiaki of the planet and resources as well as each other’s hearts minds and spirits.
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