Here are two articles that represent one church’s polycentric leadership model. Heart of God Church in Singapore is employing this creative approach. 5 Senior Pastors at the Same Time Heart of God Church (HOGC-Singapore) is introducing and pioneering a model of senior leadership. Pastor Lia has been building and championing GenerationS for the last 25 […]
Book Review Polycentric Leadership: Toward a New Theoretical Model for Global Leadership Reviewed by Mark D. Wood, PhD, Director of Kingdom Leadership Training Center, Darhan, Mongolia. In an ever-changing, increasingly complex and globalized world, what opportunities are there to think differently about leadership? This is part of the question that Joseph Handley takes up in […]
Web3 treasuries and polycentric governance
Blockchain communities need to embrace more tools for polycentric governance
Governing the many billions of dollars of digital assets in web3 treasuries is hard.
How big should your treasury be? Should you diversify? Who makes decisions? Who executes decisions? What do good decisions look like?
My aim in this piece is to argue that treasuries should embrace polycentric governance to solve these problems. And we need better [decentralised autonomous organisation] DAO tools to facilitate that polycentric innovation.
Leader’s Edge: Leadership MissioNexus Book Review • December 5, 2022 Polycentric Mission Leadership: Toward A New Theoretical Model for Global Leadership By Joseph W. Handley Jr. Regnum Books International, 2022 (191 pages)Find it on Amazon (kindle) • (paperback) Summary This book, by an author who has devoted his adult life to Christian missions, offers a “new” model […]
Matthew J. Krabill, Ph.D The European missionary movement emerged outside the existing church structures, operating almost exclusively through separate mission boards, extra-ecclesial missionary orders, or voluntary societies, and relied on specific trained specialists. This arrangement produced an entrenched church/mission dichotomy in both missiology and mission praxis. Despite the fact that many old categories have dissipated, […]
Dr. Jason Tan The world is in disarray as it faces a poly-crisis from the pandemic, effects of climate change, the Russia-Ukraine war, and global inflation. The global church needs new leadership models if it is to survive in this present context, and this book offers a leadership model worth pursuing. Polycentric Mission Leadership is a welcome idea in […]
Dr. Jason Tan The author of Polycentric Mission Leadership, better known as Joe Handley, is the president of A3 and was the founding director of Azusa Pacific University’s Office of World Mission. He also served as lead mission pastor of Rolling Hills Covenant Church and a co-catalyst for the Lausanne Movement in Leader Development. Recently, […]
Anonymous case study In 2017 our organization decided to go from a single International Director to an International Director team. There were lots of questions about whether this would work. No one knew of a good example of this at a top level of an organization. In fact, one leader that we suggested the idea […]
by Michel Bauwens P2P and the Commons – General Introduction Peer-to-peer social processes are bottom-up processes whereby agents in a distributed network can freely engage in common pursuits, without external coercion. It is important to realize that distributed systems differ from decentralized systems, essentially because in the latter, the hubs are obligatory, while in the former, […]
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 […]