The root of development failure in Africa is a faulty world view.
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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.”