It’s not every day that you get to travel with 16 other Bethel students in 3 vehicles down to Winter Park, Florida.
It’s not every day that one gets the opportunity to gather with 40 other leaders in an intimate setting to worship together, collaborate ideas, and develop close friendships.
I had this incredible opportunity at the start of my spring break, thanks to one of my professors who nominated me, to attend the Missionary Church Emerging Leaders Summit. It was here I had many encounters, some with new people, some with God’s nature and creation, and others simply with God.
Honestly, I went into this summit believing that as a leader if I make mistakes that I am less worthy of His love, His grace. But, God shattered that lie that’s straight from the pit of Hell and reminded me that I am worthy because I am His. He doesn’t make His creation worthless. And in the end, I learned that leadership…well, it’s not about me, it’s that God chose me. He chose me to be a leader–on Bethel’s campus, at Nappanee Missionary Church, etc. He chose me! How incredible!!!
And the best part of it all is leadership is not based on who you are but who God is. I think someone else needs to hear that today–maybe you who are reading this. I know I needed to.
I am blessed by my encounters with people; I am blessed by my encounters with God. And I’m honored to say I have met so many new, incredibly passionate leaders for the Lord.
Look out! This generation is about to RISE UP!