Going Global

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"Welcome to the 2014 Global Orientation for new global leaders!" our vice president of leadership development said in her opening remarks as we embarked in week long meetings introducing new leaders like me to the global theater of ministry for which we are now called to lead. She showed a graphic that pictured the way we are organized. I will include it here. It is complex. Complex in part is what it means to lead globally.

This image describes the leadership structure of our global ministry. 

This image describes the leadership structure of our global ministry. 

It is also big. We are learning how we have structured our work into 13 Areas. Each area has a set of leaders and so the global leadership is made up of a lot of people. 

It is complex. There are many relationships. There are a number of systems to learn. There are many needs.

It is diverse. We have backgrounds, perspectives, cultures and languages to navigate. 

So this week is an orientation to learning to lead in a global context. Pray for Lisa and I as we learn to serve in a global capacity.