KINGDOM CITY TRANSFORMATION: INGREDIENTS PROMOTING PROCESS

South African Christian Directory

KINGDOM CITY TRANSFORMATION: INGREDIENTS PROMOTING PROCESS

From observations made in the Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth), other observations in South African cities and some experience, the following ingredients can be listed for a Kingdom City Transformation Process: what will it take towards spiritual, human, social, economic and environmental flourishing? You can fill in your score for each ingredient and do it each year as some form of measurement.

Ingredient Application
 Score 1 – 10
1. Neutral platform: need operating system to design, plan, strategise & mobilise
2. Clear vision and growth of shared vision
3. Have a clear understanding of how a transformed city will look like
4. Kingdom focus
5. Towards the “bigger picture”: challenge not to be boxed and operating in silos; why should my church or ministry or organisation be part?
6. Leadership team: mix of church and business with cultural, gender and age representation: council of wise
7.  Effective succession of leadership
8. Church leads the way by example
9.  Effective support of business in terms of ethical standards, resources, networking, funding, creating opportunities, influence all spheres of society
10. City prayer movement spearing the way; dealing with spiritual strongholds
11. Prophetic insight and specific scripture guiding the process
12.  Relational and trust: value people
13. Spontaneous and informal: not controlling but serving
14. Holistic transformation: intersectoral cutting across all spheres in society: spiritual, social (culture, language, nationality, family, welfare, safety), economic, education, health, justice, arts, sport, governance, political, environmental, media, science, technology, etc
15. Effective engagement with City Council, Provincial Government Departments, SAPS, Chamber of Commerce, Institutions of Higher Education, etc
16. Ensure coverage of all geographical areas of city (suburbs, inner cities, townships, informal settlements, rural villages, etc)
17. Acknowledging diversity in city
18. Acknowledge valuable role fulfilled by NPOs and network NPO energy
19. Acknowledge different focus areas, approaches, priorities and scope of operations
20. Create safe spaces to share, align, learn, listen, serve and support
21. Community focused
22. Practical ways of collaboration, sharing of resources and experiences
23. Mapping: who is doing what where
24. Linking city wide events to the city process
25. ID what is working and why
26. ID what is not working and why
27. ID victories and celebrate it
28. ID challenges: face realities
29. Valuable role of media (including social media) as form of sharing God’s stories, news, events & info
30. Effective application of technology
31. Understanding city planning and policy processes, IDPs, Ward Committees, etc
32. Continuous measurements and research: where are we?
33. Accountability to community and other structures
34. Internal ownership and not facilitated by outsiders
35. Link with external processes and resources where applicable
36. It is a journey: celebrating small victories
37. Jockey to drive process
38. Long term commitment
39. Funds for city process

 

For more information contact Skip Krige at skipkrig@mweb.co.za