We don’t believe we have stumbled upon each other by chance. We believe God has ordained that we meet and work closely together for Kingdom purposes, His purposes.
We believe that God has called each of us to utilize our time and talents through the Center for Mission Effectiveness to help assure optimal effectiveness and impact. This mindset is built on the embraced understanding that our work is first and foremost God’s work.
Our work is first and foremost God’s work. We believe that God has called each of us to utilize our time and talents within the Center for Mission Effectiveness in order to help assure optimal effectiveness and impact for ourselves and our clients.
In further describing the capacities that we believe are critical to achieving God-sized visions in partnership with clients, we leverage the concept of COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE...
Author Becky Malby created a guide entitled Facilitating Communities of Practice. In it, she describes three distinguishing characteristics of a community of practice supported by several guiding principles. We have added to her thoughts below to ensure that we incorporate a Godly perspective.
“Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.”
We refer to ourselves as a community called by God to share our God-given talents and expertise with each other and with our clients. Each associate demonstrates a life of prayer, learning and Christian service, all part of giving our “Utmost for His Highest” (Oswald Chambers).
THE FOLLOWING ARE THE 3 CHARACTERISTICS OF A PRACTICE COMMUNITY
To sum it up, communities of practice are networks of leaders committed to learning how to do the best they can in their domain of interest, to create relationships for learning and development.
They clarify what information needs to be generated and shared across the community and with those they serve.
The question – What has God called you to accomplish as a Christian donor or nonprofit organization leader?
Please let us know how our community of experienced and God directed professionals can help you.