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Polarities. What are they? Why do they matter? How do we deal with them?. Polarities: what are they?. Polarities are core issues that are Unsolvable Unavoidable and must be faced in community. They are interdependent. Each pole has positive aspects and negative aspects.

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Polarities

  • What are they?

  • Why do they matter?

  • How do we deal with them?


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Polarities: what are they?

  • Polarities are core issues that are

    • Unsolvable

    • Unavoidable

    • and must be faced in community


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They are interdependent.

Each pole has positive aspects

and negative aspects.


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When a community deliberately counteracts the negative aspects of one pole by intentionally moving to the positive aspects of the opposite pole, then…

growth

transformation

and maturity

can happen.


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Like this! aspects of one pole by intentionally moving to the positive aspects of the opposite pole, then…Take the Polarity of Self-esteem/Humility(both good things right?)


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list what’s positive about self-esteem… aspects of one pole by intentionally moving to the positive aspects of the opposite pole, then…


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then what’s negative about self-esteem… aspects of one pole by intentionally moving to the positive aspects of the opposite pole, then…


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Go on to list what’s positive about humility… aspects of one pole by intentionally moving to the positive aspects of the opposite pole, then…


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and what’s negative about humility… aspects of one pole by intentionally moving to the positive aspects of the opposite pole, then…


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Polarities: why do they matter? aspects of one pole by intentionally moving to the positive aspects of the opposite pole, then…

Polarity management helps make sense of tension in a community

(and tension is a good thing!)

Polarity management helps a community live creatively with tension in ways that are energizing and transformative.

(energy and transformation are good…)


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Polarities: aspects of one pole by intentionally moving to the positive aspects of the opposite pole, then…how do we deal with them?

Problems can be solved…

Conflicts can be resolved…

Polarities must be managed.

They are interdependent issues

that a community must face.

Together.


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Identify them. aspects of one pole by intentionally moving to the positive aspects of the opposite pole, then…

If it can can be neither solved nor resolved, it’s a polarity!

Play with them.

What are the poles? What are the negatives and positives of each?

Wrestle with them.

Remember, these never go away!


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What is the primary structure for the Church’s mission and ministry?

Congregation?

Diocese?

It’s A Polarity!


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Activity Instructions: ministry?

  • Shuffle your table – 2 stay.

  • Partner up at your table

  • Each pair take one Quadrant

  • Spend 5 minutes Identifying Characteristics

  • Pass Quadrant to the right.

  • 5 more minutes on a different quadrant…



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Identify an “Aha” for your group! ministry?

  • An eye-opening insight about

    • Something specific on one of the lists … or …

    • Something about the overall list … or …

    • Something about the process


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