Reproducing

One of the ObeyGC2 values is that work is reproducing.

This is a more emphatic way to say reproducible. If it is reproducing then it can be reproduced and it is being reproduced. Actually the same thing should have been said about the value of being “sustainable”…it should actually be “sustaining.” In my mind, being reproducible has two major components. First, it can be reproduced. This means that whatever is being done can be repeated with local resources and abilities. This might require capacity building within the community. This often requires that training approaches be adjusted for local context. For example, if the community has mostly oral-preference learners then training should be put into an oral-friendly format. The second aspect requires that there be accountability structures within the community for the reproduction of the benefits connected with the work. What gets measured or inspected gets done.

1 Cor 9:19-23

19 Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. 23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.

Heb 13:17

17 Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.