The root of development failure in Africa is a faulty world view.
- Webinar: Four Global Trends Affecting World MissionThu Mar 21 2019, 02:00 pm EDT - 03:15 pm EDT
- 24: Creating Pathways (and Reducing Barriers) for Women in Organizational Leadership: Seeing Men and Women Flourish as They Work TogetherFri Mar 29 2019, 12:00pm PDT - Sat Mar 30 2019, 12:00pm PDT
- Canadian Mission Leader ConnectionThu Apr 4 2019, 10:00am EDT - 2:00pm EDT
- Peer2Peer - CEOsTue Apr 9 2019, 5:30pm EDT - Thu Apr 11 2019, 4:00pm EDT
- Webinar: Jesus in the Secular World #1: Understanding Global SecularizationThu Apr 18 2019, 02:00 pm EDT - 03:15 pm EDT
For more than 20 years, I’ve experienced “the agony and the ecstasy” of team life, both as a member and as a leader. Over that time, I’ve noticed that most teams go through four stages before they become productive.
As with all blessings, there are banes in cyberspace.
Going is often easy. Staying in a lost group with viable ministries and approaches is an awesome challenge with multiple obstacles.
Recently, I showed a Kenyan missions leader a copy of a magazine which focused on the AD2000 and Beyond Movement and asked his opinion.
The clueless are the informational have-nots, who, like the poor of the world, constitute the vast majority and often represent the more difficult challenge.
Closure has crept into missionary thinking, but it doesn’t belong there.
It’s a word I have come to hate—overused and commonly misused. But perched unmistakably over decision making in the mission enterprise are two “paradigms.”