Initial Research Findings. Oxford Initiative. Overview. The Oxford Initiative is an international collaborative effort to address the often-confusing and ever-shifting dynamics between financial resources and field ministries
Leaders from various sectors throughout the body of Christ, including western funders and senior non-western members of the Lausanne movement, have called for a process to bring some semblance of balance and order to the sometimes acrimonious and often confusing interaction between financial resources and missions.
Donor perspectives did not differ greatly from implementer perspectives; however…
The survey identified four attitude segments:
These attitude segments can be summed up in two dimensions:
The Need to Use Policy Wisely
The Need to Acknowledge Situational Realities
Survey respondents say that key ingredients for success in cross-cultural partnerships include:
Next steps are currently being planned in the Oxford Initiative process. We welcome your input and involvement.
Oxford Initiative Executive Committee Co-Chairs:
Rob Martin: (949) 720-3774 email@example.com
C.B. Samuel: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxford Initiative Research
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