Innovation is mission-critical. A great resource for missional thinking, Mission Possible: Design Thinking for Social Change is a hands-on set of tools designed to teach users about the process of design thinking (more specifically, Human-Centered Design) to create solutions that resonate with the 'end-users.'
This unique resource is a facilitated workshop that plays like a game to tackle difficult social problems using the resources people already have. It relies on brainstorming, iteration, and creativity for getting people to think differently about problem-solving and innovation. A must-have resource for churches working on their vitality, for keeping small groups engaged in outreach and mission, and for touching back with one another in assessing how the mission and vision of their group is being fulfilled. Purchase of the product also includes downloadable refills, structured support, and on-going online message boards and community dialog.
10 placemats (game boards) come packaged with the toolkit. Additional placemats in PDF form are available to download and print at https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/mission-possible-design-thinking-for-social-change.