Category Archives: Illustration

The 18th Camel

The 18th Camel

What does a network facilitator or partnership facilitator actually do? They are not “bosses” in the traditional sense. Nor are they mere administrators. No, a facilitator helps the entire group stay focused on their commonly shared goals and find productive ways to work together. Many times, groups get “stuck” in the “desert of creativity” – going around in circles without any clear path toward fruitful collaboration. It is the job of the neutral facilitator to help their groups find common ground and move forward together. This is sometimes difficult, but other times it is simply a matter of helping people see things from a different perspective. Here is a story that illustrates this well. It is a story about a camel…  

Networks Are The Primary Metaphor Of The Future

In this video, Manuel Lima, senior UX design lead at Microsoft, explains how networks have become the primary metaphor for understanding our world and solving major challenges. The shift from hierarchical thinking to systems thinking has impacted nearly every human endeavor. In what ways do you think the modern mission movement has also been impacted by this shift?…  

The Peloton Principle

… In the early days of the Tour, cyclists were not allowed to ride close to each other, but as cycling speeds have become faster and faster over the years, the modern peloton has become a central feature of the race. That is the Peloton Principle – racing together saves energy and increases performance. Think about that for a moment in your own ministry context. Could you imagine a 40% improvement in your work?…  

Simultaneous Vision

Simultaneous Vision

Has God given you a dream to achieve? a vision to fulfill? a cause to conquer? a burden for breakthrough in some area of ministry Take a look around. You are likely to find many others who share the same passion. Time and time again, we have seen that the dreams stirring in one person’s heart are the same dreams stirring in another person’s heart…