Guy Muse posts some good thoughts on missions on his blog. It’s all about being able to reproduce what we are doing. It’s called Third Generation Thinking, and I believe it is vital to what we are doing here in Mexico. If what I am teaching cannot be taught by the learners to others, then we are being short-sighted in our thinking. Here’s an excerpt from his post, but go check it out.
In third Generation Thinking, the emphasis is not on the first generation (the teacher), it is not on the second generation (the learner), but on the future generation who will be taught by the learner. Before teaching anything, we ask questions like; â€œwill the learner be able to teach this as effectively as I do?â€ and â€œam I doing anything that will prevent my studentâ€™s learners from being able to pass on the message just as effectively as I am passing it on?â€