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Pioneering spirit

Identifying or being a catalyst for new missional initiatives, including reviewing how existing roles, practices, and policies might need revising, reframing or concluding.

I am involved in initiatives that have broken new ground and can see possibilities for presenting the gospel in new and relevant ways. 

I break new ground, reach new people in new ways by presenting the gospel in new places, contexts, and cultures.  I am open to the insights of others and will wait on God in discernment. 

I promote pioneering within my area of responsibility and support and encourage pioneers. I encourage boldness, risk taking and stand with pioneers as lessons are being learned. I review viability of existing communities, encouraging new approaches where there is a lack of fruitfulness.

I embed an integrated approach to pioneering and innovation. I support the cultural shift to reorientate for the future, through developing shared language, understanding and practice. I inspire building upon our founding vision, fulfilling the apostolic function to keep us true to our calling.

External engagement  

Increasing missional impact through involvement in ecumenical communities and with community leaders.

I experience community engagement and participate in some partnerships, such as inter-corps, ecumenical and interfaith groups. I recognise the importance of being visible and accessible. 

I seek opportunities for broad community engagement including inter-corps, Salvation Army partnerships, ecumenical and interfaith groups. I seek feedback and demonstrate accountability for our service. I build relationships with my neighbours  (Luke 10), seeking opportunities to be visible and accessible. 

I take opportunities to be engaged and informed ecumenically and politically, taking opportunity to broaden my thinking and offer a Salvation Army contribution to these arenas. I bring a theological perspective and practical support into current issues in my area. 

I contribute and lead at a strategic level with partnerships and organisations. I encourage and promote external engagement to increase missional impact and create new possibilities. 

Innovation and vision casting

facilitating boldness in risk taking, creativity, communicating and supporting appropriately.

I am willing to share ideas in order to improve or begin new projects. I am becoming bolder and more creative in my approach, able to receive feedback and work with others to overcome obstacles or problems. 

I encourage sharing of ideas about ways to improve or begin new projects. I encourage experimentation, creativity, and agility. I share good practice and feedback, seeing failure as valuable opportunity to learn through honest and open problem solving.  I seek opportunities to participate in communities of practice.

I create a culture of creative cross fertilisation. I identify and involve those with current, relevant knowledge and expertise.  I implement opportunities for innovation, helping to turn individual knowledge into organisational knowledge. 

I encourage new ways of working by creating an open environment where considered change, experimentation and risk can take place to create new knowledge, investing in innovation. I encourage diverse contribution to welcome and increase diversity of thought. 

Decide and plan

In alignment with TSA’s vision, mission priorities and values, capturing in missional journal/department strategy to aid review and accountability.

I am part of projects in which I hold responsibilities and achieve results. I work effectively with others, contributing and listening to the group and reflecting together on the effectiveness of our work.

I effectively project manage, outlining outcomes, key steps, responsibilities, and timelines for completion.  I facilitate collaboration to achieve results and encourage team members to share knowledge and expertise. I include my team in decision making, using reflective cycle (such as FBF) to include analysis and active planning.   

I ensure others have necessary skills, resources and authority to make decisions. I support others to consider different options and make decisions by balancing opportunity, risk and alignment to missional and strategic priorities.    

I influence and shape strategy, increase agility, ensure relevance, and meet missional objectives. I create an environment where others are empowered to make decisions, whilst overseeing risk. 

Leading change  

Developing facilitation skills with groups to enhance engagement and enquiry. Communicating and managing change processes.

I recognise the need for change and support others during change. I have used my influence within a group to help others overcome barriers and find resolution.

I encourage engagement with the need for change and new outcomes. I lead and support others through periods of change, being aware of its impact, managing towards resolution. I anticipate resistance and barriers to change using approaches in line with a caring culture. 

I use my experience to support others engaging in change management. I create a climate for change and empower action for change in my area.  I implement and embed change with continuous review and improvement.    

I embed a values-based approach to change management and governance. I create an environment and culture that is change-ready, building capability to design and innovate at pace to create missional value. 

Reflective practice and continuous improvement

Through evidence-based evaluation, assessment of programme and practices, measure and analyse results, and share lessons learned.

I participate in reflection on programme and practice and am aware of how data can be used to contribute to evaluation and improvement. 

I use a range of data to critically reflect for continuous improvement, benchmarking and correcting course as appropriate. I fulfil Salvation Army data collection and measurement requirements, to enable local and wider strategic overview and development.  

I encourage others to use appropriate models, tools and systems, mindful of potential for bias, questioning and evaluating, to continually improve. I examine ambiguity to gain clarity to inform necessary change.

I communicate regularly and positively the reasons for change, including response to feedback, encouraging continued engagement. I instigate systems to encourage a reflective practice approach, using surveys, analytics and insights which contribute to continuous improvement.