In a word, absolutely. Seeing how other local church missions leaders function, how they prioritize (e.g., how they rank various concerns), what are the external forces at work in their jobs, what they consider to be key attributes of effective missions leaders, what are their key resources, what are their most helpful books, where do they send short-term teams — all these and more… they help create categories. They help give shape to our ability to analyze our own systems of thinking. Imagine a report that helps you keep short-term teams safe, or helps you collaborate. If you’re a member of Missio Nexus, this report is free for you to read online. (If you’re not — gasp.) See it here: