They meet every week, depending on God's leadership to direct our global mission to help fulfill the Great Commission. With ministries in 190 countries their scope could not be larger. They call themselves the "E" team, which is short for the Executive Team. This week new global leaders like myself have learned what it takes to guide and govern our worldwide effort. This morning we had a chance to spy, via in room cameras, into one of the weekly meetings of this leadership team and study how they live out our mission, vision and values in real time.
We were briefed before the E Team Meeting's start. We learned how they conduct their meetings with their norms for discussion and decision making. I appreciated the emphases on listening to the Lord and petitioning Him with our cares and concerns. We broke into groups and prayed for their time together and for our time learning from them.
It is so "other world" to be in meetings where we are translating (in this case from English to French) and where the air is thick with accents from far away places.
Thank you once again for the part you play in enabling Lisa and me to play a part in this global mission of helping to fulfill the Great Commission.