Applying Positive Deviance

Applying Positive Deviance

Positive deviance is an asset-based approach used to address many social challenges. It has been used in third world countries. It has been employed by those trying to solve United States inner city issues. What would it look like applied to a congregational setting? Written by Center President Tim Shapiro, this article tells the story of seven congregations in Indiana using positive deviance to improve their relationships with strangers (and neighbors) with social service needs. You can access the full article here.