We’re attending a new church for our family. After 18 years @ one church, a change of pastors & leadership styles led me/us to make a decision to move on. The previous church’s congregation size was 400…the new one close to 2,000. And, while I don’t actively prospect in church service (LOL!), I went on a men’s retreat and began to generally integrate with the new congregation (meeting people, attending functions & ministry/outreach meetings, etc.).
About 2 weeks before the Summer Summit (Ottawa for us) I met with the leader of one of the community outreach programs, to see where I might fit in. I arrived early &, when asked, began to discuss LIFE Leadership, the 8 F’s & PDCA. She asked for a card, said she’d check out the website & about a week later emailed me to see if we could meet again. We set a date to meet & then I attended Summer Summit. When LIFE on Life was announced, my wife & daughter immediately looked at me…the integration into church outreach programs was perfect!
We’re now setting up training, which I will do for the volunteers - AND, she passed my info onto the head of the church’s entire ministry program (of which hers is one piece). He & I met this week & are now planning an 8 module leadership forum for the church’s internal leadership. He also checked out our site & was extremely interested in LIFE on Life. He’s now reviewing the LLR book & listening to Lens Effect. The forum will take place late Fall, but my role in it will go beyond the 8 sessions into further integration.
I’m also the guest speaker for next week’s (8/1) Men’s Fellowship Breakfast. My topic is Ezekiel: Growing through Change & Attacking the Status Quo!
Read, Listen, Associate…& Implement!
2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but of power & of love and of calm, a well-balanced mind, discipline and self-control.