Saturday, October 23, 2010

DIY soul: a social enterprise fresh expression

Today, as I have wandered Adelaide on a Saturday, I decided I would like to open a missional social enterprise.

It is to be called DIY Soul and it’s purpose is to fund the spiritual search. It’s income would be derived from selling DIY/make your own spirituality resources. This would include

  • prayer stools
  • icon painting
  • make your own angels
  • make your own candles
  • seeds for gardens of healing
  • make your own journals
  • books that to encourage the pursuit of Christian spirituality

It would also have a coffee machine and a few tables. Some space would be provided so that people could simply DIY in the shop. It’s community would be built around

  • this DIY in the shop
  • workshops on the above ie using prayer stools, painting icons, angel spirituality, sense making faith, journal writing (some people might call this pastoral care)
  • coaching and mentoring (some people might call this pastoral care)
  • spiritual direction (some people might call this pastoral care)
  • urban retreats (some people might call this pastoral care)
  • community gatherings to share food, stories and spirituality resources (some people might call this church)

I suspect that my DIY idea could initially start part-time, say 12-2 pm. So perhaps it could be staffed part-time.

It would require a venue. However there might be a few empty church buildings in Adelaide that are hardly used during the week that might be of use. They might require some alterations though. However, this would be a way for them to fulfill their mission, so they could be delighted to consider this possibility.

Posted by steve at 05:52 PM

3 Comments

  1. stop reading my mind :) will let you know how my latest plan for Brooklands goes. still debating with only shop left in town (a little dairy) to improve their coffee before going the coffee cart way :)

    Comment by Jo Wall — October 24, 2010 @ 4:13 am

  2. thanks Jo. Glad to see you still dreaming, scheming,

    steve

    Comment by steve taylor — October 24, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

  3. You can come and do that in Melbourne when we have our new venue in the new year.

    Comment by Paul Minty — November 16, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

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