What do you get when you cross a family weekend getaway in the country with a little bit of work to boot? Well you get a couple of dog bites and a leadership training seminar.
Recently, I had the privilege of being the guest speaker for a leadership retreat hosted by Global Transformation Ministries. GTM is a non-profit organization here in Medellín that is planting a church in the southeast section of the city. GTM invited all of their key leaders involved in forming the church to spend a weekend together for worship, praying, planning, relationship building and leadership training.
I spoke on four separate occasions about one of my favorite subjects, leadership. I basically had to condense my undergraduate level course down to a six hour workshop so I only covered the most important points: the primary importance of character, the three biggest moral challenges a leader must confront, leadership models based on the servant and the shepherd of antiquity, the absolute necessity of treating people like gold and lastly, conflict resolution.
The countryside was beautiful, 6 families were represented in the seminar, including mine. All of us were able to stay in one large country villa sharing meals and stories and I was able to invest in a new church plant’s leadership team. Except for the dog bites, the weekend was almost perfect!