We continue our core course Values in Leadership and our text: People First by Jack Lannom. Remember to fill-in your Personal Action Plans (PAP’s) at the end of each chapter as these will be graded at the end of the course. We’ll resume posting next Monday, Dec 1st with People First II.
This month we welcome Laurie Lusink (Davie) and Brad Bond (Ozark’s) to the Level II. Welcome Laurie & Brad! We look forward to a rich learning experience as we grow together.
Congratulations to Rob Helfer (Vero Beach) and Sandra Marotta (Southwest Florida) on completing Level II! God has greater responsibilities in store for you; because you have been faithful in little, He’ll give you responsibility for more.
Congratulations also to Vicky Syfrett (West Florida) for moving on to your electives!
Our core course the next 3 months is Values in Leadership and our text: People First by Jack Lannom. People First™ teaches everyone how to value long-term, trust-based relationships over short-term gain; how to develop world-class leaders and pass on an enduring legacy. In this comprehensive leadership manual, the staff will study ten key principles in a systematic approach. It will challenge you as you work through thought provoking personal action plans at the end of each chapter. Get ready to be a Leader’s Leader!
Your first post will be on the forum on Monday, November 17th.
“Nothing is more appropriate than getting excited when God does something in our lives.” ~ Beth Moore
I find it interesting that the last time I posted on my blog was in August. But I don’t find it coincidental. I won’t even blame it on the busyness. It has to do with the fact that God has been doing a major revamping in my life and in my heart. Most of you know that in August, I started life coach training. Part of that training was meeting with one of our instructors for personal coaching. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept of Christian life coaching, it’s helping someone discover what God is doing in their lives and helping them to cooperate with Him. What I realized personally, was coaching provided the optimal environment for change. I don’t think we ever really even talked about the big thing that I wanted/needed to change in my life more than once. But over the course of six sessions in 4 months, God changed my heart and my attitude about the thing that was giving me the most trouble. Having an open door to deep, meaningful, intentional conversation and relationship, without the fear of being judged, with the freedom to make mistakes, and with the accountability to take action on what God is telling me to do made a HUGE impact on my life.
You know how scientists tell us that the earth is exactly the right distance from the Sun, and it’s at the exact right tilt so that there can be be life on earth? The conditions are perfect, even though right now some of you would beg to differ because your weather is a little inclement. But ultimately we thrive because of our environment. Coaching is like that perfect environment for thriving. Even now God is giving me a reminder of the sweet babies in Romania that were left all alone in their cribs and failed to thrive. It’s because they lacked relationships. It’s because they didn’t have the love and support they needed to grow. Now, I know that meaningful relationships are not limited to the field of coaching, but I also know that in our chaotic, busy lives, we rarely take the time, energy, and effort to get real and to let others get real.
People, God is at work; He is speaking to us. But if we don’t wake up and do something about it, we are going to miss out. We are not intended to walk through this life alone. And we definitely do not grow best on our own. We are meant to share life together. We are meant to challenge one another. We are meant to confess our faults to one another and to say “This is where I’m really struggling. Please pray for me; I want to change.” We are meant to take what God is saying to us and do something about it. There’s nothing magical about coaching. But it forced me to ask the questions:
What is God doing in my life? What is God saying to me? And what am I going to do about it?
And then, I did it! No, God did it! God did something in my life. And He wants to do something in yours also.
Written by Angela Hastings (ELP REP Hosanna House TC, Jacksonville, FL)
We want to welcome Vicky Syfrett (TC West Florida), Doug Grazio (Central FL), and Adam Holderread (Ozark’s) to Level II. Welcome Vicky, Doug and Adam! We are happy to have you engaged in the Level II and look forward to partner with you in growing your leadership.
Congratulations to Charley Bean (ELC) for moving on to your electives!
We continue with our 3-month course People First by Jack Lannom. The level of interaction and insight on your posts provide a great way for shared learning as we walk through this Leadership acrostic. Continue to press into the material and fill-in your Personal Action Plans at the end of each chapter. You’ll send these to me at the end of the course. As always, looking forward to chat with you on the discussion board.