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 […]
View from the shared ‘top’: A case study in leading as a team
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 […]
Peer-to-Peer Governance, Production And Property
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, […]
Polycentric Mission: The OC Global Alliance Story
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 […]
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 […]
Book Review – Missional International Church Network
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 […]
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 […]