For three days, it was my privilege to be in a room with leaders from all around the world. We opened our time by standing around a room facing each other stating our names, our roles, and where we are from — Indonesia, Mali, Cameroon, Kazakhstan, China, Costa Rica, and several other countries. We were gathered leaders who will be helping our staff learn to find all the funds required to carry out their God-given dreams. That is part of what you and I are doing as you and I respond to God's command to "go out and make disciples."
You helped me answer the question "Do you have the leadership skills required to solve problems?" by ensuring me the opportunity to attend a training last week. I’ve always hesitated to respond to this question before, but no more. I know that I can help discover solutions following the coaching model from this training — it was one of the best trainings I have ever participated in. The teaching methods used were varied and purposeful in helping me and the other trainees understand and apply what we were learning.
Keith Webb was our trainer and he put a twist on leading. Instead of leading by telling, he taught us that we can lead by asking questions. He showed us how to make coaching a learning experience and how we can bring clarity to problems which also brings hope.
Do you have the leadership skills required to solve problems? Consider getting Keith's book and see if this approach opens greater ways to help tackle important problems. I am looking for the places where I can use it to help make disciples through finding resources required to carry out God given plans to expand His kingdom. Thank you for helping to make disciples with Lisa and me.