“easily the most equipping thing I’ve done this year. Amazing content.. ..can’t wait for more”
“the first session stimulated a conversation between myself and a co-worker that proved challenging but oh so helpful”
“I have a new ministry idea. I will investigate it now!”
“I feel refreshed and have been reminded that better leadership is possible”
“I’d like to have a conversation with church team and leadership people about how we can strive to make the team that I’m a member of the best that we can be to follow God’s mission for us/the church/community”
A selection of the feedback from the 30 leaders from across the island (Dublin, Drogheda, Belfast and even Donegal!) who gathered at the fabulous Riasc Centre in Swords for the first Leading for Life One Day in Ireland.
We were stretched and inspired to get clear on our vision by Innovista’s International Director Jason Lane, in addition to dealing with the elephants in our rooms that we’ve been avoiding. Kate Bowen-Evans passionately reminded us that bad management in Christian organisations and churches is a pastoral issue as she led us through building teams and managing people well.
The afternoon saw a change of pace and the opportunity to be inspired by stories of mission in very different contexts from Ruth Garvey-Williams of Vox magazine and Pam Rooney who founded Paradoxology – a Christian prayer space at Electric Picnic.
With plenty of time for reflection, discussion, sharing insights and ideas and to work on applying the sessions to our contexts, even the torrential rain didn’t manage to dampen spirits. We’re excited about the impact the leaders at Leading for Life are having and will have in their communities, and look forward to sharing some of those stories as we follow them up. Check out some of the photos below.
In 2017 there will be two Irish Leading for Life One Day events – in Dublin and the North-West.