The Synergy Commons is a global learning community for Christian leaders who want to build effective mission networks in their ministry fields.
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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE COMMONS
ARTICLE: Cultivating Change Amidst Collapse
In this 2020 SSIR article, Lindley Mease & David Ehrlichman talk about how to meet the magnitude of this moment by working collaboratively in ways that promote decentralization over top-down hierarchies, relationships over transactions, and emergence over control.
ARTICLE: Who Gets the Credit in Collaborative Efforts
This article by Phill Butler published in the July 2020 issue of the Lausanne Global Analysis, focuses on the challenge of sharing credit for collaborative efforts. In his article, Butler discusses practical considerations for building mutual trust and agreeing on how to share credit for the outcomes.
BOOK: From 1 to 726 – Strategies for Network Transformation
This book tells the story of the “Church Caring for the Poor Network" and how a group of committed Christian leaders who jointly received visions from God, relied on His guidance, and gathered social capital from very few resources eventually became a city network of more than 726 groups working together to gather strength, share resources, and exert influence in the Hong Kong community. Available in English and Chinese.
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The Synergy Commons is an online community of practice designed to help Christian leaders build effective mission networks in their ministry fields. Until recently, there have been few places to go for connections, resources, and further development in the specific skill-sets needed to lead mission partnerships and networks.
The Commons offers collaborative leaders a space to connect with other peers, share stories, pass on experience, and offer encouragement. In addition, mission leaders can tap into a growing toolkit of resources, articles, and best practices as well as a variety of skill-building learning opportunities.