Hamlets of Hope impacts five areas as defined below. These areas mirror the example of Jesus Christ as he undertook his earthly ministry and prepared the disciples for a radical ministry of teaching, preaching and ‘performing’ the Word. In this way, they and all disciples are called to continue to spread and enact the message, mission, and ministry to all people throughout the world. In order to understand the utility and the areas to be affected by this framework, a general context is provided. Based on biblical scripture viewed through the lens of systems change theory the model targeted five areas of affection to enact the mission, ministry and message of Jesus Christ in Community.
They include Commitment, Communication, Climate, Culture, and Community and serve as zones of influence where Hamlets of Hope’s signature tools attempted to affect systemic transformational change and realize results.
Using Hamlets of Hope as a Community of Ministerial Practice, [COMP] a transformational, missional ministry framework was developed and applied to five churches who agreed to serve as pilot sites. Key to this approach is the distillation of Scripture. In using this approach, the incarnate Word of God is understood as the authentic Living Word that provides a “fresh encounters.”
In this way, the Word is alive, is hope-filled, and has relevance and application to present day conditions.