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All of creation operates in systems; from galaxies to households, from our bodies to our power grids, throughout nature and across cultures. In business, government, academia and religion - we all live, study, work, worship, shop, surf and recreate through systems.
Since God authored all of creation in a vernacular of systems, Jesus' disciples should be equipped to observe, know how to translate, understand, apply and improve our own efforts to serve Him in ways that compliment His systems design. Understanding the dynamics of creation through the lens of systems thinking enables believers to better recognize God’s activity in spheres outside our everyday context. Through this improved recognition, we can also better understand, trust and bear witness to His sovereign patterns of activity in the world around us.
Amoenitas seeks foremost to serve Jesus by serving other organizations, usually those in the non-profit sector and frequently those motivated by faith. While Amoenitas’ motivation to serve comes from a Christian perspective, this by no means limits the scope of organizations that Amoenitas serves with. Instead, this perspective expands the scope of opportunities to serve with any organization working to improve the systems that sustain life, faith, society and family on earth.
Amoenitas provides professional technical assistance with technologies and techniques to help teams identify, analyze and understand key factors that can be optimized, reoriented or improved to balance, strengthen and sustain healthy systems. Services that Amoenitas provides can be applied across scale in a variety of sectors, domains, contexts and areas of practice. Amoenitas utilizes innovative techniques and technology tools to help organizations identify key issues in their systems, along with helping them develop and apply principles, plans and procedures to integrate systems level improvements into new or existing projects, programs, places and operations.
Through our work, Amoenitas seeks to raise awareness and advance understanding about the benefits of balanced sustainable systems; that understanding through a systems lens affords broader perspective through which we can embrace complexity by connecting context and detail with function and structure to guide better decision making, planning, design and evaluation; and that an applied systems approach to improve conditions (rather than “solving problems”) can operate as a framework to bridge shared benefit across varied disciplines and agendas that intersect faith, science, business, education, environment, industry, government and community.
Amoenitas remains sustainable through a combination of donor funded projects, client and/or grant funded projects, self-funded projects or some hybrid or these mechanisms. The support rationale of any given project is integrated as a core metric in every evaluation plan, and further developed for every donor supported project/ program engagement. Amoenitas views this as well-balanced and sustainable approach to serving locally and globally, across cultures and contexts, through the provision of applied systems development services.