Thursday, June 1, 2017

BEMA TALKS. DEVELOPMENT Mission or systems approach to development

Why do we still hear of 'missions' in the 21st Century to under-served communities throughout the world?

Thought of the day.

Mission, or systems approach to development, and self-sustainability?

BEMA International

Definition of mission

  1. 1obsolete :  the act or an instance of sending
  2. 2a :  a ministry commissioned by a religious organization to propagate (see propagate 3b) its faith or carry on humanitarian work organized a missionto the heathen nativesb :  assignment to or work in a field of missionary enterprisec (1) :  a mission establishment (2) :  a local church or parish dependent on a larger religious organization for direction or financial support Spanish missions in Californiad missions plural :  organized missionary worke :  a course of sermons and services given to convert the unchurched or quicken Christian faith a preaching mission
  3. 3:  a body of persons sent to perform a service or carry on an activity: such asa :  a group sent to a foreign country to conduct diplomatic or political negotiations a member of a trade missionb :  a permanent embassy or legationc :  a team of specialists or cultural leaders sent to a foreign country served on a mission to improve agricultural methods
  4. 4a :  a specific task with which a person or a group is charged Their mission was to help victims of the disaster.b (1) :  a definite military, naval, or aerospace task a bombing mission a space mission (2) :  a flight operation of an aircraft or spacecraft in the performance of a mission mission to Marsc :  a preestablished and often self-imposed objective or purpose statement of the company's mission
  5. 5:  callingvocation Her mission was to be a teacher.

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