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, […]
Introduction to PCL
Polycentric Leadership for DAO’s: Web3 Bootstrapping Strategies – Part 2
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 […]
A Polycentric Alternative to Hierarchical Church Leadership
Bib Wilson’s dissertation.
What Is Polycentric Mission Leadership?
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 […]
World Evangelical Alliance Mission Commission (Polycentrism): Our Missions Future.
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 […]
The World Is Changing Fast. Are You Ready For A Seismic Shift in the Way You Lead?
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 […]
Difficult Terms – ‘Polycentric’ by Joe Handley
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.
Decentralising leadership: from monolithic to modular and polycentric
Daniel Ospina Original article at RnDAO Why talk about leadership? Let’s bring it back to the people. If you’ve ever been in an executive position, been an influential DAO member, or founded a new organisation, you’ll likely viscerally know the weight of responsibility. There can be so much work, so much uncertainty and yet such […]
Polycentric Leadership for Kingdom Movements (Part I)
Joseph W. Handley, Jr. 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 years, the terminology has changed but in essence Garrison’s definition captures […]
Strike the Match Podcast with J.D. Payne
Joe Handley speaks with J.D. Payne about Polycentrism on J.D.’s podcast, Strike the Match. Listen to them speak here or at jdpayne.org. More Information This discussion is posted here with permission from Strike the Match and originally posted here at: https://www.jdpayne.org/2022/02/joe-handley-and-polycentric-mission-leadership/