During our three months in Brantford we had leadership every Thursday morning. Either our encouraging and gifted leader, Layne Beckner Grime or guest speakers taught us. I have learned A LOT in these times! They were good for the soul.
Judith, Emylee and I have shared our experiences of leaders (good and bad) from the past, reflected on our own leadership styles and dreamed about leadership roles we would like to take on in the future. We have learned that leadership is all about and for people. A good leader is encouraging, positive, hardworking, humble, trustworthy and so much more.
Honestly, guys there is so much more I still need to learn about leadership. The more I’ve been learning, the more I am willing and wanting to learn. I want to push myself harder to become a good leader. I want my life to influence and have a positive impact on others.
"LEADERSHIP IS NOT ABOUT TITLES, POSITIONS OR FLOWCHARTS. IT IS ABOUT ONE LIFE INFLUENCING ANOTHER." -JOHN C. MAXWELL
One of our remarkable speakers and Founder of Messengers United, Christophe Ulysses’ mission is to help grow local churches. He travels the world preaching the gospel and teaching others how to be true disciples of Jesus Christ. He taught us on the multiplying effect of leadership. If we start to deeply impact others, it will have a multiplying effect. Those we lead will become leaders themselves.
Christophe also taught us on the three dimensions of leadership which are:
UP: We are created for intimacy with God. This deep relationship with the Lord is like a vessel that drives us. Everything flows from here.
IN: We need to have relationship with other believers and mentors who pour into us. It makes us stay alive and motivated to go on, even in hard times.
OUT: This is where we pour into others what we have received. We don´t want to keep what we have learned for ourselves.
Why do we believe leadership is important? Why does it matter? Are we really doing what Jesus did and investing in the lives of others? Good leadership helps to create a better world.
TRUE RELIGION IS TAKING CARE OF THE WIDOWS AND ORPHANS IN THEIR DISTRESS AND KEEPING YOURSELF UNPOLLUTED BY THE WORLD. -JAMES 1:27