Vision

We want to become a community that:

  • welcoming all who gather, analyse, transform and/or publish mission information
  • helping each other and being helped with the information tasks we are currently doing
  • encouraging workers who are often isolated in their tasks
  • sharing information about information: e.g. where to find it and how to manage it
  • connecting information people with each other
  • identifying and sharing good practices
  • including those who cannot travel
  • reducing travel of those who can
  • supporting some face-to-face meetings
  • enabling electronic communication through newsletters, discussion groups, etc.
  • an ever-changing community as people move in and out of information work
  • distinct from, yet integrated with other mission workers
  • its members having different specialisations
  • encouraging the godly use of information – with integrity
  • developing a clear view of what we do with information – how does God see it?
  • understanding why information is important – what are its limitations?
  • equiping all who are called into information work – research is not just for an elite
  • informing leaders in the right use of information and leadership of information workers
  • learning from leaders what they want from information workers
  • facilitating strategic use of information
  • not just serving the centralised and the strong, but the local and the young shoots
  • moving responsibility for information closer to its source
  • seeking to enhance both local control and global availability
  • meeting the challenge to model the new community out of every nation
  • women and men
  • working to include non-English speakers in the community
  • recognising that the very existence of our community is a threat to security
  • promoting appropriate information security measures
  • preparing for spiritual counter attacks
  • facilitating “all of the above”
  • developing better understanding to improve our task in the future
  • reproducing and multiplying itself in the younger generations to ensure continuity