Our Roots OC International Inc. (formerly known as Overseas Crusades) was founded in 1952 as an American non-profit mission. OC has been on a long journey toward internationalization. Core to our DNA is coming alongside indigenous leaders/churches/networks – at their invitation – to partner toward the discipling of their nation and, ultimately, the nations. For […]
by Sangeet Paul Choudary For those of us who grew up with Web2, Web3 bootstrapping is – as the Thais would put it – same same but different. In last week’s newsletter, I expanded on two of key tools in our web3 bootstrapping arsenal. The first – the shift from creator toolsets to composable environments […]
Bob Wilson’s dissertation.
WHAT THE TRINITY, SCRIPTURE, AND ORCHESTRAS CAN TEACH US ABOUT DECISION-MAKING IN THE CHURCH Joseph Handley and Micaela Braithwaite | 20 Sep 2022 As Jesus continues to build his Body, the global church, so the challenges as well as opportunities of diversity, ethnicity, cultures, communication, and collaboration become more apparent. As a result, mission leaders […]
Originally posted from: https://weamc.global/gc23registration/ In 2019 we decided on the theme of “Our Missions Future” not knowing what 2020 was going to bring. We then wondered about focusing on a sub-theme of “missions beyond the pandemic” but in light of other crises, that quickly seemed too restrictive. As time and conversations have gone the full theme […]
Posted here from https://micn.org/polycentric-mission-leadership/ Hot from the Print shop! This book was recently released by REGNUM (Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, UK) in the Summer of 2022. The author is Rev. Dr. Joseph Handley Jr. He is the President of Asian Access and based in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Handley is also serving as the Catalyst for Leadership […]
Toward A New Model for Global Leadership The world went through some monumental shifts during my tenure in mission leadership. While many had been talking about partnership and collaboration, as well as paternalism and colonialism for many years, it was during early in my 30 years of ministry that major changes were burgeoning in many […]
In this new series of short videos from the Lausanne Movement, we define key missional terms in an easy-to-understand way. Our first video features Joseph Handley, Lausanne catalyst for leadership development, explaining the word ‘polycentric’. More Info Published here with permission from the Laussanne Movement.
Joseph W. Handley, Jr. Published in Global Missiology, www.globalmissiology.org, April 2022 Abstract One of the simplest definitions for a Kingdom Movement is that proposed by David Garrison in looking at Church Planting Movements: “a rapid multiplication of indigenous churches planting churches that sweeps through a people group or population segment” (Garrison 2004, 21). Over the […]
To get a sense of what others are saying, here are those endorsing the new book: Polycentric mission leadership is becoming essential for any church or mission organization that wants to work respectfully and fruitfully within the Global Church. This book highlights and unpacks the scholarly thinking that is emerging in this field. It is […]